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Full text of "Town of Wilmington Annual Report"

TOWN OF WILMINGTON 




1998 ANNUAL REPORT 



IN MEMORIAM 



MILTON E. CALDER, SR. 
ERNEST CASTONGUAY 
NANCY DAVINE 
ROCCO V. DePASQUALE, SR. 
RICHARD D. DUGGAN 
MARIA E. FRANCES 
DENNIS M. KANE 
A. JOHN IMBIMBO 
LINDA MARINEL 
LOUISE MICELI 
ROBERT B. MICHELSON 

MARION C. MURPHY 
PAUL H. NILES, SR. 
ROBERT F. PATTERSON 
RUTH PROLMAN 
EDWARD RYBICKI 
JOSEPH J. SUHANOVSKY 
ROBERT T. TROUT 



At year's end, construction workers began clearing 
the land in preparation for the construction of the 
new comprehensive middle school on Carter Lane. The 
projected date for occupancy is August 2000. 

(front cover photo - courtesy of James J. Rooney) 




(front cover) 



Table of Contents 



Page 



Accepted Streets 43 

Animal Control Officer 31 

Board of Appeals SO 

Board of Assessors 19 

Board of Health 53 

Board of Registrars 21 

Board of Selectmen 2 

Boards, Committees & Commissions 9 

Cable T.V. Advisory Task Force 52 

Carter Lecture Fund 65 

Constable 21 

Council for the Arts 91 

Department of Public Works 98 

Directory of Officials 8 

Disabilities, Commission on 79 

Elderly Services Department 77 

Fire Department 22 

Historical Commission 64 

Housing Authority 57 

Housing Partnership 40 

Inspector of Buildings 32 

Library 72 

Meeting Dates and Times 183 

Metropolitan Area Planning Council 93 

Middlesex Canal Commission 51 

Mission Statement 1 

Municipal Services Guide 13 

Officers and Department Heads 12 

Permanent Building Committee 66 

Planning/Conservation Department 33 

Police Department 26 

Public Buildings Department 66 

Recreation Department 68 

Redevelopment Authority 52 

Sealer of Weights and Measurers 90 

School Department 106 

Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School 123 

Silver Lake Steering Committee 42 

Telephone Directory by Department 185 

Town Accountant 162 

Town Clerk 20 

Town Counsel 59 

Town Manager 4 

Town Meetings Annual Town Election - April 18, 1998 127 

Annual Town Meeting - April 25, 1998 128 

State Primary - September 15, 1998 156 

Town Treasurer/Collector 18 

Veterans' Services 58 

Water and Sewer Department 102 



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The "Mission Statement for the Town of Wilmington" is as follows; 



"The Town of Wilmington, as a municipal corporation, exists in 
order to deliver a wide range of municipal services to those who 
live, work or own property within the borders of Wilmington; and 
in order to make this community a good place to live, to work, and 
to raise and educate a family, those services must be responsive 
to the needs of the people. They must be effective and efficient. 
Principles of honesty, fairness, dependability and compassion must 
govern the actions of the officials and the employees of the Town. 
Those who work for the Town as employees or as members of boards, 
committees and commissions are recognized as its most important 
resource and the key to its success in serving the people of 
^ilmington . " 



Endorsed by the Board of Selectmen May 22, 1989. 




Town of Wilmington 



121 Gilfzn Road 
Wilmington, Mfl 01887-3597 

Office of fhfz rax (prs) 655-3334 

Board of Sizlizetwfzn TTy (918) 694-1417 

(978) 658-3311 

During 1998 the Board of Selectmen has continued to implement a number of both 
long and short term initiatives designed to improve the quality of life for our 
residents . 

Groundbreaking for the construction of a new middle school adjacent to the West 
Intermediate School began on December 17, 1998. At year's end, the project was 
proceeding on schedule and on budget. This project not only will include 
149,000 square feet of new school space, but it also will provide additional 
field space for use by the entire community. 

The Permanent Building Committee is working with the architectural firm of 
Donham & Sweeney on the design of the new public safety building. It is 
expected that construction will begin in late summer of 1999 on the 36,000 
square foot headquarters for the Police and Fire Departments. 

With the support of the Board of Selectmen, the Department of Planning and 
Conservation continued its effort to develop an updated comprehensive town plan. 
With the help and support of the Ipswich River Watershed Association, and in 
cooperation with three neighboring towns, the town successfully obtained a 
$250,000 Growth Planning and Watershed Management Grant from the Executive 
Office of Environmental Affairs . A portion of the funds received from this 
grant will be used to formulate the town's new Master Plan. 

Under the direction of the Board of Selectmen, 1998 marked another successful 
year for the North Shore Home Consortium. As a result of this federally funded 
First Time Homebuyers' Assistance Program, the Wilmington Housing Partnership 
has helped a number of Wilmington families to realize their dream of home 
ownership . 

The Board of Selectmen also has continued to endorse an aggressive roadway and 
sidewalk improvement program. During 1998, the Department of Public Works 
completed the construction of new sidewalks on Middlesex Avenue, from High 
Street to North Street and from Boutwell Street to the Boutwell School. Plans 
for the new year include several miles of roadway resurfacing as well as major 
reconstruction projects on Main Street, Lowell Street and Salem Street. 

The construction of a new raw water main, from the Shawsheen Avenue wellfield to 
the Butters Row Water Treatment Plant, also was substantially completed in 1998. 
Local receipts provided one hundred percent funding for this project and the 
town avoided the need to borrow $1,000,000 as authorized by the 1996 Annual Town 
Meeting . 



In March of 1998, the State Department of Environmental Management awarded the 
town with a matching $10,000 grant to assess the water quality at Silver Lake. 
The results of the study indicated that conditions in Silver Lake remained 
stable during the past decade with suboptimal water quality but no major 
acquatic problems . Based upon the information from this study, a watershed 
management plan is being finalized by the town. 

In 1998 the Board of Selectmen appointed members to an ad hoc committee to 
report on the feasibility of constructing a Wilmington veterans' monument at the 
Town Common. Upon that committee's recommendation, the Board unanimously voted 
to approve the construction of this monument, and it has endorsed the 
appropriation of $25,000 in the FY2000 capital outlay budget to fund this 
tribute to Wilmington veterans. 

In closing, the Board would like to extend its sincere appreciation to the 
residents who serve as volunteers on our town boards and commissions, as well as 
to those who work for a myriad of community service organizations. Theirs is 
the service that Nathan Hale aptly described when he said, "Every kind of 
service necessary to the public good becomes honorable by being necessary." 
Without the necessary work of these honorable residents, government simply could 
not continue to improve the quality of life in Wilmington. 





Michael J . /I ewhouse , Chairman 






hroni Icji: Scleclnum Daniel C. Wanclell, Selectman Robert J. Cam. Chairman Michael J. Newhouse {seated). Selectnuiii James J. Rooiwy 
and Selectman Michael V. McCoy. 



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Town of Wilmington 

12 1 CJL.EN ROAD 
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OFFICE OF THE FAX ^978) 658-3334 

TOWN MANAGER TTY (978) 694- 1417 

(978) 658-331 1 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen and Residents of Wilmington: 



A trip down Carter Lane serves to reinforce the town's long standing commitment 
to the education of its young people. In November, the town awarded the 
contract for the construction of the new middle school to R. W. Granger and 
Sons, Inc., of Shrewsbury. As a result of the favorable bid award, the town 
will be able to meet all of the design elements and programmatic needs 
identified for this comprehensive middle school which will house up to 1,050 
sixth, seventh and eighth grade students. 

Plans include the construction of a full size soccer field and a baseball field 
with a full size diamond. In addition, two baseball/sof tball diamonds will be 
constructed at the adjacent Boutwell and West Intermediate Schools, parking 
areas will be improved and expanded and the connecting roadway from Boutwell 
Street to Carter Lane will be realigned to improve vehicular and pedestrian 
safety . 

The town's other major building project, the new public safety building, nears 
the final stage of design. The 36,000 square foot building, to be located at 
the corner or Adelaide and Church Streets, will serve as headquarters for the 
police and fire departments. Construction is expected to begin in August of 
1999 . 

I am pleased to report that the town has concluded calendar year 1998 in a 
strong financial position. Over the past several years a concentrated effort 
has been made to build sufficient reserve capacity in order to address long-term 
capital, infrastructure and operational needs. One standard measurement of a 
community's financial condition is its "free cash" status. Free cash represents 
the portion of surplus from which a municipality is able to appropriate. The 
town's policy has been to build a surplus of revenue enabling the community to 
meet extraordinary expenses without having to reduce services. For example, 
voters at the 1998 Annual Town Meeting appropriated $432,400 from this source of 
funding to purchase six acres of land on Wildwood Street. The acquisition of 
this property will provide the town with several alternative uses for necessary 
municipal and/or school expansion programs. The availability of "free cash" 
enabled the town to make this vital acquisition without sacrificing services and 
with no increase in taxes. 



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The amount of available funds or "free cash" as of July 1, 1998 has been 
certified at just over $2.4 million, a slight increase over last year's figure. 
This amount is exclusive of the $432,400 appropriated for the Wildwood property 
acquisition. Additional revenues are available to the town that are not 
factored into the town's free cash. Nearly $200,000 is in the town's capital 
stabilization fund which is restricted to capital outlay purchases. Sufficient 
reserves are in place to meet the town's debt obligations associated with its 
trash disposal contract. This is especially important to taxpayers as it 
enables the town to substantially mitigate future increases in trash "tipping" 
fees. At year's end, the Board of Directors of the North East Solid Waste 
Committee (NESWC) , of which Wilmington is a member, were persevering in their 
negotiations with MRI/Wheelabrator to reach an equitable settlement for the 
funding of the federally mandated retrofit of the trash to energy facility in 
North Andover. A successful settlement will further enable Wilmington and the 
other 22 member communities of NESWC, to adequately budget for its future solid 
waste disposal costs . 

The town has also established significant reserves in its water department 
resulting in rate stabilization and the ability to pay for most capital projects 
without the need to borrow. Presently, the town has $1.3 million in water 
reserves despite an ambitious capital project program. Ratepayers, meanwhile, 
are paying the lowest water rate since 1988 and the lowest sewer rate since 
1990 . 

The town continues its investment in capital equipment and in infrastructure. 
The provision of adequate public safety services remains a top priority. In 
1998 the town replaced five police cruisers, a fire department rescue boat and 
purchased a new state of the art ambulance . Technology upgrades were made in 
most municipal departments including Police, Fire, Library and in the financial 
and administrative offices. Two student transportation vans were purchased for 
the School Department and a van truck was purchased for the Public Buildings 
Department. Important fire safety equipment was purchased and voters funded the 
initial phase of a police mobile data terminal system. 

Among the many improvements made to the town's municipal, school and recreation 
facilities in 1998 were: 

* The replacement of an 8,000 square foot section of roof at the Shawsheen 
Elementary School . 

* The replacement of windows at the Roman House, Shawsheen, Wildwood and 
Woburn Street schools . 

* The replacement of carpeting at the Town Hall and Senior Citizen Center. 

* Building upgrades to the West Schoolhouse and Harnden Tavern Carriage 
House . 

* The resurfacing of the outdoor basketball and tennis courts at the high 
school . 

* The construction of new sidewalks in North Wilmington and at the Boutwell 
School . 



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* The installation of major water mains on Marion Street, Wildwood Street 
and Butters Row. 

* The construction of a running track around the perimeter of the Glen Road 
fields . 

* The reconstruction of the access road to Camp 40 acres. 

* ADA building improvements and the construction of handicap ramps at the 
library and the reconstruction of various sidewalks for handicapped 
access . 

* Parking expansion at Brown's Crossing and at the DPW garage. 

Voters also appropriated funds to replace the boilers at the Wildwood School; to 
begin the process of providing additional grave sites at the Wildwood Cemetery; 
and to authorize the construction of the Lowell Street Sewer Project. 

In 1998 the Board of Library Trustees took the next step in implementing their 
ambitious long-range plan by completing a comprehensive review of the library's 
future building program needs . 

The town selected design engineering firms for the Lowell Street reconstruction 
project and for the traffic signalization and intersection improvement project 
at Route 62 and Andover Street. Construction began on the state's Route 62 
bridge and intersection project, while construction on the Route 38 corridor and 
sewer project is scheduled to begin in 1999. 

A more detailed summary of town and school department activities during 1998 is 
contained in the Annual Report book which is published by the Town Manager's 
office under the supervision of Administrative Assistant, Margaret Tarantino. A 
review of the individual department submissions will better acquaint Wilmington 
residents with the Town's mission to serve its citizens with professionalism and 
with efficiency. The reader will learn of the library's expanded hours, the 
expansion of elderly transportation services, opportunities for first time 
homebuyers, training grants for the unemployed, loans for small businesses, the 
establishment of a confined space rescue team, the successful elementary school 
peer leadership program and many other activities and programs designed to 
enhance the quality of life for town residents. 

The success of Wilmington's government is dependent upon the many citizens who 
volunteer their services on town boards and committees. Equally important are 
the scores of volunteers who provide leadership, talent, time and effort to the 
important community and civic organizations whose daily good work demonstrates 
why Wilmington is a great place to raise a family. The Town of Wilmington is 
especially grateful to those board members who stepped down from their 
respective committees after many years of dedicated service. These individuals 
include, Noel Baratta and Edwin Tripp of the Water & Sewer Commission, Austin 
Rounds of the Planning Board, Thomas Barrasso of the Elderly Services Commission 
and Bernard McMahon of the Cemetery Commission. Maureen Rounds stepped down as 
a member of the Board of Library Trustees and the Housing Partnership is 
grateful for the past service of Lillian Hupper, Rev. Herb Taylor and Mark 
Haldane who also vacated his post on the Permanent Building Committee. On a 
personal note, I will miss the good counsel of former Selectman Rocco DePasquale 
and Finance Committee member Dick Duggan both of whom passed away in 1998. 



Town of Wilmington employees continue to deserve our thanks for a job well done. 
Fire Fighter Al Muese and Deputy Fire Chief Walter Sowyrda retired after many 
years of exemplary service to their community. A former employee, Bob Palmer, 
was honored by his fellow townspeople when attendees at the Annual Town Meeting 
recognized his tireless dedication to the community by voting to name the 
recreation complex behind the Town Hall in his honor. A dedication ceremony is 
planned for 1999. 

Thomas Jefferson spoke directly to government's mission to be representative of 
the people. He said, "We have no interests nor passions different from those of 
our fellow citizens. We have the same object: the success of representative 
government." Jefferson's eloquence transcends generations. We will continue in 
our effort to chart a steady and reliable course for Wilmington's future. As 
Town Manager, I am privileged to have the opportunity to address the interests 
and the passions of a good and generous public. 

Respectfully submitted, 




Michael A. Caira 
Town Manager 




III June of 1998, the Wilmington Scholarship Fund received its largest donation to date when Joseph Miara, 
President of J. A. Miara Transportation, presented a $2,500 check to Michael Newhouse, Chairman of the Board 
of Selectmen, and Michael A. Caira, Town Manager. 





Directory of Officials - January 1, 1999 



Superintendent of Schools 



Finance Committee 




Michael J. Newhouse, Chairman 
Michael V. McCoy 
Robert J. Cain 
James J. Rooney 
Daniel C. Wandell 



Michael A. Caira 



James C. Stewart 



Suzanne Spiris Rooney, Chairman 

Stephen P. Peterson, Vice Chairman 

Joan M. Duffy, Secretary 

Barbara K. Breakey 

Bridget Zukas 

Susanne L. Clarkin 

Thomas W. Siracusa 



Geraldine A. O'Donnell 



George W. Hooper, Chairman 

John F. Doherty, III, Vice Chairman 

Barry J. Mulholland, Secretary 

Anthony E. Krzeminski 

Robert D. Ennis 

Paul Sweeney 

William A. Cole 

John M. Walsh 

Ann Yurek 



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Boards, Committees & Commissions 1998 



Appeals, Board of 
Charles E. Boyle, Chairman 
Louis J. Farkas, Jr. 
Philip A. Fenton, Sr. 
Anita H. Backman, Assoc. 
Robert L. Doucette, Assoc. 
John R. Forrest, Assoc. 



Assessors, Board of 
Humphrey J. Moynihan, 
Roger J. Lessard 



Principal 



Cable TV Advisory Task Force 
Jeffrey M. Hull, Chairman 
Bradford L. Jackson 
Ruth Kennedy 
Peter Nelson 
A. Quincy Vale 

Carter Lecture Fund Committee 
H. Elizabeth White, Chairman 
Andrea B. Houser, Corr. Sec. 
Dorothy V. Lafionatis, Treas. 
Ann H. Berghaus, Rec. Sec. 
Adele C. Passmore, Publicity 

Cemetery Commission 

William F. Cavanaugh, Chairman 

Willis C. Lyford 

Cynthia A. McCue 

Community Development Grant 

Advisory Committee 

Frank A. Botte 

Joyce Brisbois 

John Doherty 

Carolyn Donovan 

Raymond G. Forest 

Michael J. Newhouse 

Michael Ruest 

Anthony Triglione, Sr. 

Conservation Commission 
James H. Morris, Chairman 
Judith A. Waterhouse, V. Chmn. 
Lisa A. Brothers 
Derek P. Fullerton 
Mark J. Brazell 
Jolene S. Lewis 
Richard J. Patterson 

Disabilities, Commission On 

Phyllis P. Genetti, Chairman 

Richard Gage 

Charlotte A. Guthrie 

George B. O'Connell 

Frank A. Botte 

Joseph P. Franceschi, Jr. 

James J. Rooney, Sel. Liaison 



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Elderly Services Commission 
Joseph A. Paglia, Chairman 
Joseph C. Filipowicz, V. Chmn. 
Marilyn K. McCarthy 
Evelyn T. Kaminski 
Frank J. Ratto 
Henry C. Latta 
William Nee 

Emergency Management Committee 

Michael A. Caira 

Jeffrey M. Hull 

Gregory P. Erickson 

Roger J. Lessard 

Michael Morris 

Donald N. Onusseit 

Daniel W. Paret 

Bobby N. Stewart 

Daniel R. Stewart 

Michael J. Woods 

Health, Board of 

James A. Ficociello, Chmn. 2001 

James E. Mahoney, Jr. 1999 

Eugene L. Kritter 2000 

Historical Commission 

Carolyn R. Harris, Chairman 1999 

Dorothy V. Lafionatis, Treas. 2001 

James T. Murray 1999 

Jean M. Rowe 1999 

Frank J. West 2000 

Paul L. Chalifour 2001 

Kathleen Black Reynolds 2001 

Housing Authority 

Lillian C. C. Hupper, Chmn. 2000 

Melvin F. Keough, Sec. 2001 

Dorothy A. Butler, Treas. 2002 

Robert DiPasquale, Vice Treas. 2003 
Vacancy - State Appointee 

Housing Partnership 

Raymond G. Forest, Chairman 1999 

Charles E. Boyle, V. Chairman 1999 

Gregory P. Erickson 1999 

Carole S. Hamilton 1999 

Daniel W. Paret 1999 

Lester E. White 1999 
Lynn G. Duncan, Director 
Daniel C. Wandell, Sel. Liaison 

Library Trustees 

Mary J. Deislinger, Chairman 2001 
Martha K. Stevenson, V. Chrmn 2001 

James F. Banda 1999 

Anne Buzzell 1999 

Joan S. Grady 2000 

Lester E. White 2000 



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Boards, Committees & Commissions 1998 



Term 
Expires 

Open Space Committee established March 1999 

John B. Keeley, Co-Chairman 

James Morris, Co-Chairman 

Betty M. Bigwood 

Leland B. Chisholm 

Christina Grill 

Richard H. Grinder, Jr. 

William G. Hooper, Jr. 

Jeffrey M. Hull 

Joseph M. Kennedy 

Kenneth J. Lifton 

Barry J. Mulholland 

Iva Marie Rideout 

Jean M. Rowe 

Michael J. Russo 

Beverly M. Shea 

Martha K. Stevenson 

Barbara Sullivan 

Suzanne M. Sullivan 

Ronald N. Swasey 

Mark Zinan 

Nora Zinan 



Term 
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Regional Vocational Technical 
School Committee 
James M. Gillis 
Robert G. Peterson 



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Reqist rars , 



Barbara J . Buck, 
Edward L. Sousa 
Alice M. Hooper 
Kathleen M. Scanlon, 



Board 

Chd i rperson 



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Clerk 



Silver Lake Steering Committee 

Jeffrey M. Hull, Chairman 

Karen T. Boeri 

George W. Boylen 

Celia F. Cornish 

Walter J. Dalton 

Gregory P. Erickson 

John B. Keeley 

Donald N. Onusseit 

Ronald N. Swasey 



Permanent Building Committee 
Roger J. Lessard, Chairman 
John C. Holloway 
Joseph A. Langone 
Paul J. Melaragni 
Randi R. Holland 



Planning Board 

James L. Diorio, Chairman 

Richard M. Green 

Scott C. Garrant 

Carole S. Hamilton 

Kevin J. Brander 



Recreation Commission 

William Savosik, Chairman 

C. Michael Burns, V. Chairman 

Debra J. Gray 

Larry G. Noel 

Jay Tighe 



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Town Center Committee 

Michael J. Newhouse, Chairman 

Raymond G. Forest, Vice Chmn. 

Diane M. Allan 

Noel D. Baratta, Sr. 

Michael A. Caira 

James L. Diorio 

Patricia F. Duqgan 

Lynn G. Duncan 

Charles N. GilberL 

Carole S. Hamilton 

Joseph A. Langone 

Richard A. Longo 

Michael N. Matt 

Margaret Quinn 

James J. Rooney 



Town Forest Committee 
Forrest G. Downs 
Robert P. Palmer 
Frederick L. Jaeschke 



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Redevelopment Authority 

Charles N. Gilbert, Chairman 2001 
Patricia F. Duggan*, V. Chairman 1998 
Paul C. Logan, Treasurer 2003 
Christopher P. Barry, Asst. Treas. 1999 
A. Mark Zinan, Secretary 2001 
Michael N. Matt, Consultant 
* State Appointment 



Trustees of Trust Funds 
Michael Morris 
Lorraine P. Dineen 
Stanley E. Smith 



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Veteran' s Memorial Monument Committee 

Joseph Steen, Chairman 

Robert Corcoran 

Carolyn Harris 

Thomas Marden 

Gerald 0' Reilly 

James Rooney 

Edvjin Williams 

Water and Sewer Commissioners 
Richard A. Longo. Chairman 2001 
Frederick W. Russell, Jr. 1999 
Matthew J. Kane 2000 



Wilmington Arts Council 

David J. Maison, Chairman 1999 

H. Elizabeth White, V. Chmn . 1999 

Anne Buzzell, Treasurer 2000 

Frances D. Keough, Corr.Sec. 1999 

Jane M. Crane, Rec. Sec. 1999 

Annette Campbell 1999 

Carmelo J. Corsaro* 1999 

Bruce E. Jope* 1999 

Edith M. Michelson* 1999 

Hinda Paquette 1999 

Carolyn L. Stanhope 1999 

Francis T. Toohey* 1999 

Daniel H. Ballou, Sr. 2000 

Marguerite Elia 2000 

Evelyn Choate Gibbs 2000 

Augustine E. Rice 2000 

* Advisory Board members 



Wilmington Election Officers 



Precinct 1 

Mary D'Eon, Warden 
Helen F. Sears, Dep. Warden 
Sandra S. Volpe, Clerk 
Phyllis M. Flaherty, Dep. Clk 
Clarice J. Ross, Insp. 
Joan Goulet, Dep. Insp. 
Edith Ann Graham, Dep. Insp. 
Heidi Sutherland, Dep. Insp. 
Jenna Volpe, Dep. Insp. 
Priscilla R. Ward, Dep. Insp. 

Precinct 2 

Andrea Houser, Warden 
Jeanne Buck, Dep. Warden 
Henrietta I. Bonnell, Clerk 
Helen DelTorto, Dep. Clerk 
Eleanor Doyle, Inspector 
Shirley Pumfrey, Dep. Insp. 

Precinct 3 

Mary E. Woods, Warden 
Loretta R. Caira, Dep. Warden 
Ruth J. Bedell, Clerk 
Patricia McKenna, Dep. Clerk 
Minnie Kirby, Inspector 
Norinne M. Mar key, Insp. 



Annually Precinct 4 Annually 



Sarah H. Cosman, Warden 
Joan Searfoss, Dep. Warden 
Elizabeth L. Coville, Dep. Clk 
Anita Backman, Dep. Insp. 
Denise Kearns, Dep. Insp. 
Marilyn West, Dep. Insp. 
Dorothy L. Peters, Tally Clerk 

Precinct 5 

Marlene Moran, Warden 
Margaret Blonigen, Dep. Warden 
Judith A. Simmons, Dep. Clerk 
Mary Husen, Inspector 
Veronica DiOrio, Dep. Insp. 
Nancy Luciano, Dep. Insp. 
Melissa Nobile, Dep. Insp. 
Marion J. Woller, Dep. Insp. 

Precinct 6 

Evelyn W. Conlin, Warden 
Louise M. Wallent, Dep. Warden 
Jean M. Draper, Inspector 
Jane Finn, Dep. Insp. 
Ada Peters, Dep. Insp. 
Margaret L. Perry, Dep. Insp. 



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Officers And Department Heads - January 1, 


1999 






Accountant 


Michael Morris 




694 


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Administrative Assistant 


Margaret A. Tarantino 




658 


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Animal Cont rol / Inspector 


Ellen G. Davis 




658 


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Assistant Town Manager 


Jeffrey M. Hull 




658 


-3311 


Assessor, Principal 


Humphrey J. Moynihan 




658 


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Constable 


Charles L. Ellsworth 




658 


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Elderly Services Director 


Theresa Marciello 




657 


-7595 


Emergency Management Director 






658 


-3346 


Fire Cniei 


Daniel K. Stewart 




658 


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Housing Authority Exec. Director 


Karen DeJoie 




658 


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Inspector of Buildings 


Daniel W. Paret 




658 


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Ipswich River Watershed Assoc. 


John B. Keeley 
Herbert D. Nickerson 




694 

658 


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-4207 


John T. Berry Reuse Committee 


Michael J. Newhouse 
John B. Keeley 




658 
694 


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-2024 


Librarian 


Christina A. Stewart 




658 


-2967 


Mass. Bay Transportation 
Authority Advisory Board 


Michael V. McCoy 




658 


-3311 


Mass. Water Resource Authority 
Advisory Board 


Michael J. Woods 




658 


-4711 


Metropolitan Area Planning 
Counci 1 


Lynn G. Duncan 




658 


-8238 


North East Solid Waste Committee 


Michael A. Caira 




658 


-3311 


Planning/Conservation Director 


Lynn G. Duncan 




658 


-8238 


Plumbing and Gas Inspector 


William R. Harrison 




658 


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Police Chief 


Bobby N. Stewart 




658 


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Public Buildings Superintendent 


Roger J. Lessard 




658 


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Lrregory r . LxicKSon 




658 


-4298 


Public HGslth NursG 






694 


-2041 


Public Works Sunpri n1"pnHpn1" 






658 


-4481 


Reading Municipal Light Dept. 
Advisory Board 


Kenneth Mastrullo 




658 
658 


-3017 
-5600 


Recreation Director 


Ronald N. Swasey 




658 


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Redevelopment Authority, 
Consultant 


Michael N. Matt 




657 


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Sealer of Weights and Measures 


James J. Babineau 






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Town Clerk 


Kathleen M. Scanlon 




658 


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Town Counsel 


Alan Altman 




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Town Engineer 


Harold R. Gillam 




S R 
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4 4 !7 


Town Manager 


Michael A. Caira 




D 3 o 


J -3 1 1 


Treasurer/ Co Hector 


Stanley E. Smith 




658 


-3531 


Veterans' Agent/Grave Officer 


Paul A. Farrell 




694 


-2040 


Water & Sewer Superintendent 


Michael J. Woods 




658 


-4711 


Wiring Inspector 


Arthur T. Kelley 




658 


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TOWN OF WILMINGTON MUNICIPAL SERVICES GUIDE 



GENERAL ADMINISTRATION 

Board of Selectmen (Meeting dates - 2"*^ & 4'''' Monday evening 7:00 p.m.) 

The Board of Selectmen is recognized by the General Laws of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts as the Town's chief elected officials. The Board is responsible for 
appointing the Town Manager, the Board of Appeals, the Town Counsel and the Town 
Accountant. The Selectmen are also responsible for issuing numerous licenses 
including alcohol licenses, common victualer licenses and licenses to operate 
automobile dealerships. The Selectmen serve on a part-time basis. 

Phone 658-3311 

Michael J. Newhouse, Chairman 
Robert J. Cain 
Michael V. McCoy 
James J. Rooney 
Daniel C. Wandell 

Town Manager - Michael A. Caira - 658-3311 

The Town Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer of the Town. He supervises and 
directs the administration of all departments, boards and commissions except for the 
Board of Selectmen, Town Moderator, Finance Committee, Schools, Board of Appeals, 
Election Officers and Registrars of Voters. His duties include the appointment and 
removal, if necessary, of staff and members of certain boards and commissions; 
attendance at all regularly scheduled meetings of the Board of Selectmen to advise 
and recommend specific courses of action regarding issues affecting the Town; 
representing the Town in all litigation to which the Town is a party; acting as the 
Chief Fiscal Officer of the Town; preparation and administration of a comprehensive 
annual budget and directing the procurement of all goods and services on behalf of 
the Town. 

Assistant Town Manager - Jeffrey M. Hull - 658-3311 

The Assistant Town Manager is responsible for the Town's health, workmans 
compensation, general liability, property, automobile, etc. insurances; developing 
the Town's recycling program and insuring that the Town meets the procurement 
regulations established by the State. The Assistant Town Manager serves as staff 
director to the Cable TV Advisory Task Force; assists with the preparation of the 
annual budget and provides general assistance to the Town Manager in other areas of 
municipal administration. 

Town Clerk - Kathleen M. Scanlon - 658-2030 

State law assigns duties to the Town Clerk in three major areas, the keeping of 
records and documents, the issuance of licenses, and the administration of 
elections. In terms of the Town records the Clerk records proceedings of all town 
meetings and elections. The Town Clerk is Registrar of all vital statistics and 
Filing Officer for birth and death certificates, zoning decisions, etc. The Clerk's 
office also issues marriage licenses, fish and game licenses, dog licenses, etc. 
The clerk acts as supervisor of all elections and serves as clerk of the Board of 
Registrars . 



FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION 

Town Accountant - Michael Morris - 658-2029 



The Accounting Department reviews all requests for pay-ment which involve Town funds. 
The department prepares warrants on a weekly basis for payment of all bills owed by 
the Town. The Accountant maintains the complete official financial records of the 
Town and prepares other financial records and reports as needed. Additionally, this 
office participates in the preparation of the annual budget. 

Principal Assessor - Humphrey J. "Skip" Movnihan - 658-3675 

The main responsibility of the Board of Assessors is to levy the property taxes 
necessary to meet appropriations and to insure that taxes are allocated equitably on 
the basis of the property owned by each taxpayer. The assessors are required to 
compute the tax rate and assess all real and personal property within the Town at 
fair-market value i.e. close to the true market value, except for property 
qualifying for preferential assessments such as forest, agricultural or recreation 
land. Tax rates depend on three factors: (1) the valuation of taxable property, 
(2) the tax levy or amount to be raised from property taxation and (3) property 
classification . 

Treasurer/Collector - Stanley E. Smith - 658-3531 

The Treasurer/Collector is responsible for the billing and collection of monies due 
the Town including property and motor vehicle excise taxes and charges for water, 
sewer and ambulance services. This department is responsible for preparing the 
weekly payroll. The Treasurer/Collector monitors the Town's cash flow and arranges 
for short-term and long-term borrowing. The department serves as custodian of all 
Town funds. All municipal bank accounts are controlled by this office. The tax 
title and foreclosure proceedings for non-payment of taxes are handled by the 
Treasurer /Co Hector . 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 

Planning/Conservation Director - Lynn G. Duncan - 6 58-8238 

The major responsibilities of the Planning Department are to: undertake studies of 
land use, economic development, housing, transportation, and other matters related 
to community development; compile and maintain maps, statistics and records related 
to land use and development; review individual proposals for development and for 
compliance with the subdivision regulations and zoning by-law; and prepare 
applications and administer grants related to planning and development. 

The primary function of the Conservation Department is the administration and 
enforcement of the Wetlands Protection Act Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 131, 
Section 40. The Act is intended to protect seven public interest issues related to 
wetlands: flood control, storm damage prevention, protection of public and private 
water supply, protection of ground water supply, prevention of pollution, protection 
of fisheries, and protection of land containing shellfish. Some of the department's 
responsibilities include reviewing and inspecting development projects to insure 
their compliance with the Town and State wetlands statutes. In addition the 
department manages several pieces of property throughout Town which have been placed 
into the Town's custody as conservation land. 



Building Inspector - Daniel W. Paret - 658-4531 

The Building Inspector interprets and enforces the Town's Zoning By-Law, the State 
Uniform Building Code and certain other State codes. This department provides 
assistance to the Zoning Board of Appeals, architects, engineers, contractors, and 
individual property owners in preparing zoning cases, plans and permit applications. 
The Building Inspector is responsible for plumbing, gas fitting and wiring 
inspections . 

Director of Public Health - Gregory P. Erickson - 658-4298 

The department provides two primary types of service. Inspectional services include 
restaurant, retail food stores, cafeterias in industrial buildings and schools, all 
mobile food trucks, ice cream trucks and caterers. In addition the department 
conducts percolation tests for the location of septic systems, septic system 
inspections, nuisance inspections and responds to citizens complaints regarding 
dumping, air pollution and noise pollution and hazardous waste spills. The 
department provides public nursing services. This includes an annual rabies clinic 
for dogs, and immunization for influenza, pneumonia, polio and various other 
diseases. The Town Nurse provides blood pressure and cholesterol screenings to Town 
residents. In addition the nurse provides home health care visits to elderly 
residents of the Town. 



PUBLIC SAFETY 



Fire Chief 



Daniel R. Stewart 



658-3346 



Emergency Number 



9-1-1 



The main responsibilities of the Wilmington Fire Department are prevention and 
extinguishing of fires. Members of the department make regular fire safety 
inspections of nursing homes, places of public assembly and schools. All outdoor 
burning is regulated by law. These permits may be obtained from the Fire 
Department. The department also issues permits for oil burner installations, the 
storage of flammable liquids such as gasoline and the purchase, storage and/or use 
of explosives such as dynamite, rockets and gun powder. The Fire Department 
provides emergency medical services to residents of Wilmington. Fire fighters 
trained as Emergency Medical Technicians are assigned as ambulance attendants . Two 
ambulances provide emergency services and urgent care transport. 



Police Chief - Bobby N. Stewart - 658-5071 - Emergency Number 



9-1-1 



The principle responsibility of the Wilmington Police Department is the protection 
of people and property through enforcement of criminal laws and traffic regulations. 
The department also enforces certain local by-laws and provides public education 
such as the DARE program. Animal Control services are provided through this 
department . 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS 

Superintendent - Donald N. Onusseit - 658-4481 or 658-4484 

The Public Works Department is responsible for highways, trees, parks, cemeteries, 
water, sewers, refuse and recycling. The Highway Division is responsible for the 
care and maintenance of the roads, sidewalks, parking areas, and traffic lights. 
The Engineering Division assists town departments, boards and commissions with 
engineering related projects, such as drainage problems, review of subdivision plans 
and inspection of subdivision roadway construction. The Parks & Grounds Division is 
responsible for the maintenance of the Town's commons, parks and recreation areas. 

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The Tree Division is responsible for the Tovm's public shade and ornamental trees 
and maintenance of the trees on the Town common. The Public Works Department is 
also responsible for the operation of the Town's water supply, distribution, 
treatment systems, septic pumping stations, the sanitary sewer collection systems 
and the septic disposal station. These responsibilities are assumed by the Water & 
Sewer Department . The Department operates two water treatment plants in accordance 
with regulations established by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of 
Environmental Protection (DEP) and the federal Environmental Protection Agency 
(EPA) . 

In addition, the Public Works Department operates a curbside recycling program for 
many household items, maintains a composting center for grass and leaf disposal and 
oversees a contract for residential solid waste collection. 



PUBLIC BUILDINGS DEPARTMENT 



Superintendent - Roger J. Lessard - 658-3017 or 658-8124 

The Public Buildings Department is responsible for approximately 516,000 square feet 
of building space. The department provides custodial services for all school 
buildings and most of the general government buildings. In addition to the 
custodial services, the department repairs and maintains all of the Town's municipal 
buildings. Public Buildings provides for the complete set-up at all Town elections 
and the annual and special town meetings. 

HUMAN SERVICES 



Elderly Services Director - Theresa Marciello - 657-7595 

Programs are provided for the elderly in a wide range of areas, both on an 
individual and group basis. Examples of the types of programs include health 
information, educational classes, meals on wheels, recreational activities, housing 
assistance, transportation and counselling. Additional services included assistance 
with social security and medicaid concerns. 

Library Director - Christina A. Stewart - 658-2967 

Library services are provided at the Wilmington Memorial Library. The library seeks 
to provide basic educational, informational and recreational library services. 
Staff provides reference and reader services to adults and children, furnishing 
access to the wide spectrum of information available in books and other materials. 
Technical services utilizes the tools of library technology to provide the means for 
informational access and retrieval. The library is a member of the Merrimack Valley 
Library Consortium, a twenty-six member consortium of towns in the Merrimack Valley 
area. This membership allows library patrons to access library resources in each of 
the twenty-nine member towns . 



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Recreation Director - Ronald N. Swasey - 658-4270 



The Recreation Department provides a wide variety of leisure programs for children 
and adults. Some of the programs offered through this department include a summer 
swimming program for children, volleyball for adults, the Tiny Tots program, summer 
recreation program for children, ladies fitness, day trips to Provincetown and New 
York City, the Horribles Parade at Halloween and a number of other programs. In 
addition the Recreation Department offers resources for travel such as discounts to 
Walt Disney World. 

Veterans Agent - Paul A. Farrell - 694-2040 

The Veteran's Agent administers a State public assistance program for veterans and 
their dependents who qualify. Financial aid, which is reimbursed in a large part by 
the Commonwealth, is rendered in the form of cash grants to cover such items as 
living expenses and medical bills. The Veteran's Agent also offers assistance in 
applying for pensions and other programs administered by the United States Veterans 
Administration . 




Wilclwood Cemetery in the fall. 



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Treasurer/ Collector 



Commitments 



1999 Real Estate 


$29, 682 , 420 


11 


1999 Personal Property 


1 , 013 , 650 


93 


1998 Excise 


2 , 105, 813 


63 


1997 Excise 


46 , 602 


76 


Ambulance 


262 , 754 


50 


Apportioned Street Betterments 


2 , 321 


57 


Interest 


750 


40 


Apportioned Sewer Betterments 


28 , 836 


35 


Interest 


18 , 542 


50 


Sewer Liens 


40,221 


13 


Water Liens 


139, 236 


58 


Electric Liens 


11 , 113 


96 


Total 


$33 , 352 , 264 


42 


Collections 






Real Estate 


$28 , 623 , 036 


44 


Personal Property 


982 , 261 


75 


Excise 


2,123,241 


45 


Water Betterments 


3 , 549 


69 


Street Betterments 


2,339 


57 


Sewer Betterments 


32,857 


25 


Water Liens 


131, 598 


73 


Sewer Liens 


26 , 712 


30 


Electric Liens 


7,295 


53 


Excise Interest and Charges 


34 , 861 


76 


Ambulance 


168 , 307 


83 


Lien Certificates 


53 , 550 


00 


Betterment Certificates 


142 


00 


Mark and Clear Fees 


14 , 880 


00 


Water Department Collections 


4 , 566 , 286 


43 


Total 


$36 , 770, 920 


73 



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Board of Assessors 



RECAPITULATION 



1999 FISCAL YEAR 



Total Appropriations (Taxation) 
Total Appropriations (available) 



$38,622,733.00 
218 , 258 ■ 00 



$38, 840, 991 . 00 



Total Deficit 











Special Education 




5 , 


821 


00 


Energy Conservation 











County Retirement Assessment 


1 , 


298 , 


634 


00 


County Tax 




44, 


868 


00 


Mass . Bay Transportation Authority 




430, 


136 


00 


Air Pollution Districts 




5 , 


563 


00 


Metropolitan Area Planning Council 




4 , 


763 


00 


Mosquito Control Project 




28, 


601 


00 


Amount Certified by Collector & 










Treasurer for Tax Title 




20, 


000 


00 


Overlay of Current Year 




675, 


000 


00 


Cherry Sheet Offsets 




37 , 


614 


00 


M. W.R. A 


1, 


487 , 


428 


00 


Final Court Judgments 











RMV Surcharge 




8, 


220 


00 


Less Estimated Receipts and Available Funds 










1999 Estimated Receipts from Local Aid 


$5, 


651, 


350 


00 


Motor Vehicle and Trailer Excise 


2, 


016 , 


125 


00 


Penalties and Interest on Taxes 




115 , 


000 


00 


Payments in Lieu of Taxes 




380, 


000 


00 


Charges for Services - Sewer 


1, 


620, 


230 


00 


Other Charges for Services 




155, 


000 


00 


Fees 




40, 


000 


00 


Rentals 











Deferred Teachers Salary 




213 , 


055 


00 


Departmental Revenue - Library 




15, 


000 


00 


Departmental Revenue - Cemetery 




55 , 


000 


00 


Other Department Revenue 











Licenses and Permits 




327, 


500 


00 


Special Assessments 




5, 


000 


00 


Fines and Forfeits 




150, 


000 


00 


Investment Income 




345, 


000 


00 


Voted from Available Funds 




516, 


552 


00 


Free Cash 




432 , 


400 


00 


Miscellaneous 




155 , 


000 


00 



4 , 046 , 648 . 00 
$42 , 887, 639.00 



$ 12 , 192 , 211 .41 



Real Estate 



Residential 
Commercial 
Industrial 
Personal Property 



$1,116,402,800.00 @ 13.58 p/t 
98,006,300.00 @ 30.08 p/t 
384,740,600.00 @ 30.08 p/t 
33,698,498.00 @ 30.08 p/t 



$15 , 160, 250 . 02 
2 , 948 , 029 . 50 
11, 572, 997.25 
1 , 013 , 650 . 82 
$30, 695, 427 . 59 



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Town Clerk 



The Town Clerk serves as Public Information Officer, Chief Election Officer 
and Local Registrar of Vital Records and Statistics. The Clerk is charged with 
the responsibility of ensuring that the appropriate process, notification and 
procedure is adhered to in the making of legislative policy, and of managing 
public access to this information. This office often is the first door of 
government accessed by individuals seeking information and the resolution of 
problems. It is with a sense of pride and accomplishment that we submit this 
annual report with the hope that we have served our citizens well. 

The following information and Vital Statistics were recorded during 1998: 



Flammable Permits and Registrations: 

Flammable permits are issued by the Board of Selectmen through the Town 
Clerk's office. Notice is sent to the owner or occupant of land where the 
storage is located on or about April 1st for renewal by April 30th of each 
year. Failure to register on time or to comply with the Board's regulations 
may result in revocation of the permit after a public hearing. Seventy 
flammable permits were renewed and two new permits were issued during the 
year . 

Permits & Recordings : 



Uniform Commercial Code Recordings 


493 


Uniform Commercial Code Termination 


104 


Business Certificates and Withdrawals 


170 


Federal Lien Recordings 


18 


Federal Lien Releases 


17 


Fish and Wildlife Licenses 


450 


Pole Sc Conduit Locations 


21 


Dog Licenses 


1, 137 


Raffle and Bazaar Permits 


5 



The Town Clerk also serves as Clerk to the Board of Registrars. In this 
capacity, she has met with the Board of Registrars on a regular monthly 
meeting night, kept the minutes of same up to date, supervised all elections 
and the Annual Town Census by mail. The Town Clerk's office also maintains 
current voting lists and registers voters during regular office hours. She 
also meets with the Board for special evening sessions to register voters and 
to certify nomination papers for candidates. 



Births 

Marriage Intentions 

Marriages 

Deaths 

Deaths - Out of State 
Burial Permits 

Veterans Buried in Wildwood Cemetery 



294 



99 

99 
222 
13 

163 



30 



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Town Meetings & Elections 1998 



Annual Town Election 
Annual Town Meeting 
State Primary Election 
State Election 



April 18 
April 25 
September 15 
November 3 



Board of Resristran 



In accordance with Section 1, Chapter 3 of the Town By-laws, meetings of the 
Board of Registrars were held on the second Monday of each month for the 
registration of voters and to conduct business. Under Chapter 616 of the Acts 
of 1958, these meetings were open to the public and press, and were so posted 
in the Town Hall. The Board also met many times for certification of 
signatures on nomination papers and assisted at all elections and town 
meetings . 

The Board held registration sessions as mandated by Massachusetts General 
Laws, Chapter 51, Sections 26, 28, 31 and 32, and supervised the conduct of 
elections, mandated by Chapter 54, Section 64, Chapter 53, Sections 43 & 63, 
all in accordance with the Town Charter and Inhabitant By-laws Revised of the 
Town of Wilmington. 

The calendar year 1998 had a total of 13,840 registered voters from our listed 
21,094 inhabitants. 

The Board of Registrars wants to thank all citizens of the town who returned 
their census forms in 1998. A true census is an asset to the town. 



Coestable 



During the year the following notices and warrants were posted by the 
Constable in each of the six (6) precincts. 



Annual Town Meeting and Town Election 
State Primary Election 
State Election 



March 30, 1998 
August 18, 1998 
October 15, 199i 



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Fire Department 



It is with great pleasure that I submit the following annual report of the 
operations, activities and accomplishments of the Wilmington Fire Department 
for the year 1998. 

Deputy Chief Walter Sowyrda retired at year's end and Fire Fighter Alfred Meuse 
retired in April together providing more than a half century of dedicated 
service to the town. 

The manual force consists of the Chief, Deputy Chief, five lieutenants, twenty- 
seven fire fighters and two civilian dispatchers. 



The following roster is provided: 



Fire Chief 



Daniel R. Stewart 
Deputy Fire Chief 
Edward G. Bradbury, Jr. 
Lieutenants 



John Brown, Jr.* 
Joseph T. McMahon* 



Paul Welch* 



Fire Fighters 



Edmund J. Corcoran, III* 
Christopher J. Nee*, Acting 



Robert J. Andersen 
Brian D. Anderson* 
George A. Anderson, 
David J. Currier 
Walter R. Daley 
Gary J . Donovan* 
George J. Driscoll 
David R. Feyler 
Linda S. Giles 



Kenneth P . Gray* 
Richard J. Hughes* 
Jr. Daniel M. Hurley, Jr. 
Andrew W. Leverone 
Richard T. McClellan 
John F. McDonough* 
Terry L. McKenna 
Robert E. Patrie, Jr. 
Christopher G. Pozzi 



Stephen D. Robbins 
Gary P. Robichaud* 
Frederick J. Ryan 
Daniel J. Stygles 
Charles R. Taylor, Jr. 
Robert W. Varey, Jr. 
Robert E. Vassallo, Jr, 
David P. Woods 
Robert J. Woods, Jr.* 



* Confined Space Rescue Technician 



Dispatchers 



Linda K. Abbott 



Thomas W. Ceres 



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The department responded to a total of 2,426 calls during 1998. 



Residential Buildings 
Residential (Other) 
Commercial Structure 
Commercial (Other) 
Haz Mat 

Chimney, Fireplaces & 

Woodburning Stoves 
Vehicles 

Brush, Grass or Rubbish 
Dumpster 



2 
5 

3 
1 

2 
52 
65 

7 



False Alarms 

Ambulance /Rescue 

Service Calls 

Carbon Monoxide Detector 

Hazardous Materials 



Out of Town Assistance 
Fire 

Ambulance /Rescue 



293 
1, 508 
361 
23 
2 



173 
57 
58 



Estimated value of property endangered was $2,519,400 with estimated property 
loss being $65,000. 

The following is a list of permits issued: 



Black Powder 


5 


Propane 


63 


Blasting 


25 


Report 


38 


Class C Explosive 





Smoke Detector 


287 


Fire Alarm 


107 


Tank 


48 


Flammable Liquid 


2 


Miscellaneous 


13 


Oil Burner 


114 


Sprinkler 


66 


Subpoena 





Truck 





Welding 


3 


Gas Stations 


3 






TOTAL 


774 



As required by law, all schools, public buildings, nursing homes and flammable 
storage facilities were inspected by the Fire Prevention Bureau under the 
direction of Lt . Joseph McMahon and Acting Lt . Christopher Nee. Other 
inspections listed below: 



New Residential Plans Review 

New Residential Fire Inspections 

New Industrial Plans Review 

Fire Inspection Industrial/Commercial 

Underground Tank Removals 

Underground Tank Installations 

Oil Burner 

Propane 



125 
118 

50 
301 

41 
7 

120 
60 



Shift personnel inspected 287 residential properties for smoke detectors in 
compliance with MGL 148 Sec 26F. 



School classroom grades K-5 were visited by fire fighters and various safety 
issues were discussed. Fire fighter Robert Patrie instructed fire prevention 
at the Abundant Life School. Lt . Joseph McMahon continued to implement the 
Safe Grant Program of Fire Safety Education in the elementary and middle 
schools. Fire fighters, in conjunction with the library staff, participated in 
a Fire Prevention Week Program and puppet show at the Library. 



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Fire Alarm 
Superintendent Paul 
Welch reports the 
following for 1998. 
All circuits (1 through 
6) and master boxes 
were tested and repairs 
made as needed. 

Circuit one was removed 
from the Burlington 
Avenue Bridge due to 
the construction of the 
new bridge . The 
circuit is temporarily 
strung over the 
railroad tracks and 
will be placed 
underground upon the 
completion of the new 
bridge. Box 121 at the 

corner of Main Street and Church Street was also removed due to construction 
and will be installed again when a definite location can be determined. A new 
antenna was installed at a Nynex Tower on Main Street that is connected through 
the figure 8 cable that runs between the tower and the fire station. 



Firefighter Gary Rohicliaud assists a young resident during Kiwanis 
Bike Rodeo held on Mux 9, 1998. 



The municipal fire alarm system now has 191 master boxes and 15 street boxes 
for a total of 206 on line. 



The following master boxes were added to the system in 199? 



1227 


Sunline Products, 227 Main Street 


3114 


Sir Speedy Printing, 609 Main Street 


3241 


Textron, 201 Lowell Street 


3243 


Textron Day Care, 201 Lowell Street 


3245 


Admiral Business Park, 205 Lowell Street 


6211 


Avalon Oaks, 1 Avalon Drive 


6212 


Avalon Oaks, 1 Avalon Drive 


6371 


Bell Industries, 299 Ballardvale Street 


6378 


Stride Rite Corp, 600 Research Drive 


6514 


Edart Leasing, 389 Andover Street 


6515 


Bob's Auto Body, 30 Andover Street 


6528 


Jamcorp, 17 Jonspin Road 


6531 


Arrow Electronics, 35 Upton Drive 



Thirteen members of the department were trained as confined space rescue 
technicians in a week long course held at Zeneca Resins. Graduation took place 
on Friday October 3 0"*" On Monday, November 2"^^ the newly formed team effected a 
spectacular confined space aerial rescue from a crushed stone hopper at the 
Benevento Sand and Stone Company on Salem Street. 



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Firelif-liiers Charles Taylor. Daniel Hurley ami Terry McKenna lest the new fire rescue boat on Silver Lake. 



A new rescue boat was placed in service with all members of the department 
receiving training in it's operation. 

Final architectural drawings for the public safety building are nearly complete 
with site work scheduled to begin soon. 

Department goals include the construction and occupancy of the public safety 
building and planning for a sub- station in North Wilmington. Fire Department 
staffing is expected to increase to accommodate the rapid growth in town. 

In conclusion, I would like to thank the Town Manager and his staff, Assistant 
Town Manager, Department Heads and staff, the Board of Selectmen and the many 
organizations for their assistance during the past year. 

A very special thank you to the members of the Wilmington Fire Department for 
your support, participation and enthusiasm in providing a well rounded and 
highly professional level of public safety service to the Town of Wilmington. 



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Police Department 



In accordance with the By-laws of the Town of Wilmington, I hereby 
respectfully submit the annual report on the activities of the Wilmington 
Police Department for the year of 1998. 

The enclosed statistical report represents the total for all crimes, 
complaints and incidents reported during the year 1998 and, for the most part, 
the corresponding enforcement efforts of the Wilmington Police Department. 
During 1998 the total number of complaints and incidents reported to the 
Police Department increased by 1,412 from 19,078 incidents in 1997 to 20,490 
during 1998. For the most part, these increases were in miscellaneous 
complaints. Cruisers were dispatched to 12,543 complaints and calls for 
services during 1998, an increase of 1,100 over the dispatches for 1997. 
Several of the serious crime categories decreased during 1998. Breaking and 
entering into homes and buildings decreased by 22% from 81 incidents in 1997 
to 63 during 1998. This follows a 24% decrease in 1997 and over the two years 
breaks have decreased by 41%. The number of armed robberies decreased from 4 
during 1997 to 3 during 1998. Totals for assaults and batteries increased 
from 52 in 1997 to 59 in 1998. Motor vehicles stolen in Wilmington decreased 
by 15% from 41 in 1997 to 35 in 1998. This follows a 32% decrease in 1997 and 
over the two years the number of motor vehicles stolen have decreased by 42%. 

Motor vehicle accidents and traffic congestion continues to be a serious 
community problem. During 1998 the Police Department experienced an 8% 
increase in the motor vehicle accident rate. In 1998 motor vehicle accidents 
increased by 61 accidents from 751 accidents in 1997 to 812 during 1998. The 
Police Department has for several years placed a high priority on the 
enforcement of motor vehicle violations. During 1998 the department cited 
4,977 motor vehicle violations. This is an increase of 1,482 over the total 
violations cited during 1997. The following are the totals for some of the 
major areas of concern: speeding violations 2,010, operators' license 
violations 202, unregistered and uninsured 96, and miscellaneous violations 
1,760. Arrests for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol 
increased by 33 from 56 in 1997 to 89 in 1998. 

Arrests for crimes other than motor vehicle offenses during 1998 totaled 497, 
an increase of 117 arrests over all. The Police Department continues to place 
a high priority on alcohol and drug related offenses. During 1998 arrests for 
liquor law violations decreased by 41 from 57 in 1997 to 16 in 1998 and there 
were a total of 64 narcotics arrests made during 1998. In addition to motor 
vehicle and other criminal arrests, the department placed a total of 234 
persons under protective custody. A total of 731 persons were taken into 
custody by the Police Department during 1998. 

In 1998 the department completed its fourth full year of the implementation of 
the Community Policing philosophy. While this is a long-term process and 
requires significant changes in attitudes and expectation by both the police 
officers and the community, we have made substantial progress. During 1998 
the neighborhood officers responded and followed-up on several hundred problem 
solving assignments in their neighborhoods. In many of these cases they were 
effective in eliminating the problems, and in doing so they have significantly 



reduced the number of repeat calls for those problems. In 1999 the Department 
will increase the deployment of the officers into the neighborhoods, not only 
on problem solving assignments, but also at block parties or other 
neighborhood social events, in an effort to ensure that every resident has an 
opportunity to meet with their neighborhood officer. During 1998 all officers 
received additional training in problem solving techniques and in the use of 
bicycle patrols for special events and for directed enforcement efforts for 
chronic problems. In 1998 the department deployed bicycle patrols during the 
Fourth of July activities and throughout the summer in the Silver Lake area on 
weekends and holidays. The department believes that these patrols were very 
effective in reducing habitual problems in this area, and has received 
numerous positive comments from residents. The department's fourth Citizen 
Police Academy was conducted during 1998 and was viewed a success by both the 
participants and the officer instructors. 

In 1999 the Police Department will continue and expand our proactive 
involvement in each of the neighborhoods. The department will be conducting 
another Citizens Police Academy where residents will be provided insight into 
how the Police Department operates; department policy and procedures in areas 
of interest such as use of force, motor vehicle pursuits, citizen complaints 
etc. and the elements of crime which must exist before an arrest or 
prosecution is made. Residents will also be provided information regarding 
the Police Department's goals and objectives. As part of our planning for the 
future, the Police Department, working closely with the Citizens Advisory 
Committee, will review the role of the professional police officer in today's 
society; will review the types of incidents which require a priority response 
and those which should be referred to the neighborhood officer; and, how the 
available resources of the department can be more effectively used to address 
the future problems of the community. 




Hike Patrol Officer David Sugrue greets residents during the Memorial Day Parade. 



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The following is a Departmental Roster of the Neighborhood Officers and their 
assignments . 



Wilmington Police Department 
Community Policing 
Neighborhood Assignments 

Supervisor Area 1 Sergeant James Rooney 



lA. Officer John Tully 

IC. Officer Paul Chalifour 



IB. Officer David Bradbury 
ID. Officer Charles Fiore 



Supervisor Area 2 Sergeant J. Christopher Neville 



2A. Officer Paul Krzeminski 
2C. Officer Julie Lambert 
2E. Officer Patrick Nally 



2B. Officer David Axelrod 
2D. Officer Francis Hancock 



Supervisor Area 3 Sergeant Michael Begonis 



3A. Officer Scott Sencabaugh 
3C. Officer David McCue, Jr. 



3B. Officer Stephen Mauriello 
3D. Officer Thomas McConologue 



Supervisor Area 4 Sergeant Robert Richter 



4A. Officer Paul Jepson 

4C. Officer Louis Martignetti 



4B. Officer Brian Moon 
4D. Officer Brian Pupa 



Supervisor Area 5 Sergeant Joseph Desmond 



5A. Officer Ronald Alpers 
5C. Officer Anthony Fiore 



5B. Officer Steven LaRivee 
5D. Officer Jon Shepard 



Business and Commercial Areas 
Lieutenant Robert Spencer 



Area 
Area 
Area 



Det. Thomas Miller 
Det . Patrick King 
Det. John Bossi 



Area 2 : Det . David Sugrue 
Area 4: Det. James White 



Other members of the department include Deputy Chief Bernard Nally, Lieutenant 
David McCue, Sergeant William Gable, Patrolmen Chester Bruce, Brian Gillis, 
Joseph Harris, James Peterson, Lawrence Redding and Robert Shelley, Police 
Clerk/Matrons Beth Lessard and Dawn Ganno and Dispatchers Richard DiPerri, 
April Kingston and George O'Connell. 



The department makes note of personnel changes during 1998. During 1998 
Lieutenant Robert LaRivee retired after 30 years of service with the 
department; and Inspector Michael Celata retired after 24 years of service. 
The department thanks Lieutenant LaRivee and Detective Celata for the 
contributions made during their careers and wish both Bobby and Mike health 
and happiness in their retirement. During 1998 three patrolman were hired to 
fill department vacancies. These new officers are: Patrolman Christopher 
Dindo, Patrolman Scott Sencabaugh and Patrolman Brian Gillis. 



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In closing this report, I want to thank the Town Manager, the Board of 
Selectmen, all boards and committees and all department heads and employee 
for their support and cooperation during 1998 . 

A special note of thanks to the staff and members of the Wilmington Police 
Department, for without their support and continuing efforts none of our 
accomplishments could have been realized. 




Wilmington Police Department Statistics 1998 



ARRESTS : 




SEX CRIMES : 




Arson 





Rape 


1 


Assault Sl Battery 


28 


Indecent Exposure 


3 


Breaking & Entering 


3 


Indecent A&B 


6 


Disorderly 


6 


Other 





Gambling 





TOTAL SEX CRIMES : 


10 


Larceny 


16 






Larceny Motor Vehicle 


5 


MOTOR VEHICLE VIOLATIONS : 




Liquor Laws 


16 


Seat Belt 


801 


Malicious Damage 


10 


Using Without Authority 





Murder 





License Violations 


202 


Narcotics 


64 


Endangering 


10 


Non Support 





Leaving Scene Property Damage 


9 


Rape 





Operating Under Influence 


89 


Receiving Stolen Property 





Unregistered/Uninsured 


96 


Robbery 


3 


Speed 


2 , 010 


Sex Offenses 


2 


Other 


1, 760 


Juvenile 


2 


TOTAL VIOLATIONS : 


4,977 


Other 


342 






TOTAL : 


497 


CITATIONS ISSUED: 








Warnings 


2 , 168 


PROTECTIVE CUSTODY: 




Complaints 


109 






Non-Criminal 


1, 233 


Ages : 




Arrests 


136 


11/12 





TOTAL CITATIONS: 


3 , 646 


13/14 


7 






15 


13 


CRIMES REPORTED: 




16 


26 


Threats of Arson & Bombing 


74 


17 


17 


Assault Sc Battery: 




TOTAL UNDER 18 : 


63 


Firearm 


2 






Knife 


1 


18 


21 


Other Weapon 


7 


19 


18 


Aggravated-hand- foot 


25 


20 


8 


No Weapon 


2 


21 


13 


Simple Assault 


22 


22 


6 


TOTAL ASSAULTS 


59 


23 


10 






24 


5 


BREAKING & ENTERING: 




25/29 


19 


By Force 


31 


30/34 


13 


No Force 


9 


35/39 


20 


Attempted 


23 


40/44 


18 


TOTAL B&E: 


63 


45/49 


7 






50/54 


4 


ROBBERY : 




55/59 


6 


Firearm 





6 & Over 


3 


Other Weapon 


1 


TOTAL OVER 1 8 : 


171 


Strong Arm 


2 






TOTAL ROBBERIES : 


3 


TOTAL PROTECTIVE CUSTODY: 


234 







LARCENIES : 

Pocket Picking 3 

Purse Snatching 1 

Shoplifting 23 

From Motor Vehicle 95 

M/V Parts & Accessories 15 

Bikes 37 

From Buildings 61 

From Coin Machines 2 

Other 68 

TOTAL LARCENIES: 305 

MOTOR VEHICLES STOLEN: 

Autos 26 

Trucks Sc Buses 2 

Other Vehicles 7 

TOTAL M/V THEFT: 35 

RECOVERED MOTOR VEHICLES : 
Stolen Wilmington and 

Recovered Wilmington 4 
Stolen Wilmington and 

Recovered Out of Town 23 
Stolen Out of Town and 

Recovered Wilmington 18 

TOTAL RECOVERED: 45 



INCIDENTS REPORTED: 

Alarms Responded to 1,807 

Disturbances 1,154 

Domestic Problems 228 

Assist Other Agencies 465 

Fires Responded to 99 

Juvenile Complaints 75 

Missing Persons Returned 21 

Missing Persons/Still Missing 

Prowlers Reported 295 

Miscellaneous Complaints 14,958 

M/V Accidents 812 

Cruisers Dispatched 12,543 

Suicides & Attempts 12 

Sudden Deaths 15 

OTHER DEPARTMENT FUNCTIONS : 

Restraining Orders Served 116 

Parking Tickets Issued 238 

Firearms I.D. Issued 57 

License To Carry Issued 272 

Dealer Permits Issued 
Reports to Insurance Company 

and Attorneys 4 92 



Aeimal Control Officer 



Dogs Licensed 

Complaints 

Trips 

Trip Hours 
Animals Picked Up 
Animals Returned to Owner 
Animals Adopted 
Animals Picked Up Dead 
Animals Euthanized 

(this number reflects sick or 
injured wildlife also) 
Animals Quarantined 
Dog Days for Dogs in Kennel 
Barn Inspections 

Pets Vaccinated at Rabies Clinic 

Phone Hours 

Total Working Hours 




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Tlic Animal Officer remiiuls all clo^ ow ners to 
rcf^isler I heir pels — note the la^s on Monet 's 
collar 



lespector of BuiHini 



The office of the Inspector of Buildings is responsible for enforcing the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts building, plumbing, gas and wiring codes, the 
Town of Wilmington Zoning By-law, and for maintaining all related records. In 
addition, all administrative tasks for the Board of Appeals are handled by this 
office . 

The Inspector of Buildings is Daniel Paret; the Plumbing and Gas Inspector is 
William Harrison; the Wiring Inspector is Arthur Kelley. Joan Goulet, Toni 
LaRivee and Wendy Martiniello make up the clerical staff, which is shared with 
the Board of Health. 

It is our goal to help people understand the regulations enforced by the 
Inspector of Buildings, how best to comply with those regulations and to 
provide assistance to residents and others who have questions about homes and 
property in the town. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to 
come and see us . 



Dwellings (Single Family) 
Residential Garages 
Additions & Alterations - 
Residential 



1996 

No ■ Valuation No . 

146 $ 11,092,714 116 

6 82,000 3 

226 3 , 205 , 246 258 

378 $ 14,379,960 377 



1997 
Valuation 
10, 141, 850 
57, 800 



No. 

62 
1 



3 , 429, 536 251 



314 



$13, 629, 186 



1998 
Valuation 
5, 449, 000 
20, 000 

4 , 468 , 306 
$ 9,937,306 



Industrial Buildings 
Utility Buildings 
Additions & Alterations 

(Non-residential ) 
Swimming Pools 
Signs 

Public Buildings 
Multi Family Dwellings 
Sheds and Barns 
Wood Burning Stoves 



Miscellaneous 
Demolitions 
Fire Damage 
Foundations 
Temporary Trailers 



T0T7VL 



3 1,510,000 

4 90,200 

72 7,635,356 

39 162,899 

25 64,050 





18 34,776 

11 11, 621 

172 $ 9,508,902 

$ 23,888,862 





17 


65 




303 , 650 



199, 100 





82 



632 



$ 502,750 
$ 24,391,612 



5 6,700,000 11 

2 194,000 3 

67 13,866,604 58 

33 111,597 53 

16 39,645 22 





23 38,259 16 

20 24 , 931 15 
166 $ 20, 975, 036 178 

$ 34,581,882 

9 

21 396,900 17 


25 91,000 24 

g g _g 

46 $ 487,900 50 

589 $ 35,092,122 542 



10, 577, 524 
134 , 000 

7, 704, 566 
307, 512 
49, 470 



87, 992 

30, 254 

$ 18,891,318 

$ 28,828,624 

259, 698 
77, 500 


53 , 000 

g 

$ 390,198 
$ 29,218,822 



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REPORT OF FEES RECEIVED AND 
SUBMITTED TO TREASURER 



Building Permits 


632 


134,424, 


. 75 


589 


186 , 214 . 


. 75 


542 


156 , 059 . 


, 00 


Wiring Permits 


656 


38, 908 , 


.25 


638 


32 , 846 . 


. 00 


642 


47, 114 . 


, 75 


Gas Permits 


276 


9, 042 , 


. 00 


231 


7, 442 . 


. 00 


241 


8 , 269 . 


. 00 


Plumbing Permits 


338 


12 , 240 , 


. 00 


333 


12 , 020 . 


. 00 


291 


12 , 500 , 


. 00 


Cert, of Inspection 


37 


1, 741 , 


. 00 


6 


263 , 


. 00 


31 


1, 368 . 


. 00 


Copies 




249 . 


.20 




702 . 


.35 




397 , 


. 00 


Court 























Industrial Elec. Permits 


35 


5,250 , 


. 00 


41 


6, 150 , 


. 00 


67 


9, 900, 


. 00 




1, 974 


$201, 855 , 


.20 


1,838 


$245, 638 , 


. 10 


1 , 814 


$235, 607 


. 75 



Plaraiing & Conservation Department 

The department provides a high level of service to the community in the areas 
of planning, conservation, housing, transportation and other community 
development activities . The department provides staff support to the Planning 
Board, Conservation Commission and Housing Partnership. The Planning Board is 
responsible for administration of the Subdivision Control Act and Site Plan 
Review, recommendations on zoning amendments and specific planning studies. 
The Conservation Commission is responsible for wetlands protection in 
accordance with the State Wetlands Protection Act. The goal of the Housing 
Partnership is to provide affordable housing for Wilmington residents through 
local initiatives and partnerships with private developers. The activities of 
each board are described in more detail below. 

Departmental goals are: 

Goal 1 : To provide technical assistance to the Planning Board through 

review of development plans, including coordination with 
developers and the Community Development Technical Review staff. 

Goal 2 : To provide technical assistance to the Conservation Commission in 

administration and enforcement of the State Wetlands Protection 
Act . 

Goal 3: To provide assistance and information to residents. 

Goal 4: To undertake strategic and comprehensive planning efforts. 

Goal 5 : To revise the zoning bylaws and zoning map to enhance the 

character of the town, while encouraging appropriate economic and 
residential development. 

Goal 6 : To revise the subdivision rules and regulations to improve the 

development review process and the quality of development. 

Goal 7: To encourage the donation of land for conservation purposes. 



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Goal 8 : 



To promote environmental awareness and education. 



Goal 9 : 



To provide technical assistance to the Housing Partnership, 
including initiation and implementation of affordable housing 
efforts, monitoring of on-going developments and review of 
projects sponsored by developers. 



Goal 10: 



To develop and implement community development programs, including 
grant application preparation and oversight of grant programs. 



Goal 11: 



To represent the Town of Wilmington on planning issues at various 
state and regional forums . 



The Director of Planning & Conservation Director is Lynn Goonin Duncan. She 
staffs the Planning Board and Housing Partnership and chairs the Community 
Development Technical Review Team. The Director also serves as the 
representative to the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) , the 
Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and the North Suburban Planning 
Council (NSPC) , acting as the liaison between the town and the state on 
transportation and planning issues. 

John Keeley serves as Assistant Director of Planning and Conservation and 
provides technical assistance to the Conservation Commission and the 
department. Secretarial support is provided by Senior Clerks Linda Reed and 
Joann Roberto. 

Community Development Program 

In 1998, the Town of Wilmington completed implementation of its $400,000 
revolving business loan program and employment assistance program funded 
through the Ready Resource Fund of the State's Community Development Block 
Grant Program. 

Through a successful grant application in the amount of $382,000, this program 
was recapitalized in January 1998 and the Community Development Office 
launched the new grant. The program is under the jurisdiction of the Planning 
& Conservation Department. It is an exciting and innovative approach to help 
meet the needs of the town's residents and small businesses. 

The loan program offers below-market interest rate loans to manufacturing, 
retail, wholesale and service businesses for machinery and equipment, working 
capital, building improvements, purchase of inventory, fix up and similar 
projects. To qualify for a small business loan, the business must be located 
in the Town of Wilmington and either provide new jobs or retain current jobs 
for members of low and moderate income households . A microenterprise 
business, containing five or fewer employees, is eligible to receive a loan if 
the owner is a member of a low to moderate income household. In this case, no 
job creation is required. 



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BankBoston, Fleet, Lowell Five Cent Savings, MassBank and the Reading 
Cooperative Bank are active lending partners in the town's program. The 
town's loan dollars are able to serve more businesses with bank participation. 

The original grant, implemented from 1996 through 1998, made low- interest 
loans to twelve (12) businesses and created 13 jobs. During 1998 four loans 
were issued to A & A Fish & Lobster, Realty Executive Northeast, Sunnyside 
Cafe and The Finishing Touch Bridal Shop. Five new jobs were created this 
past year, both full and part-time, by these businesses and other businesses 
previously funded. 

The goals of the new grant are to make twelve (12) loans to businesses and 
create seven jobs. 

The employment assistance program offers a variety of services, including 
training grants and career assessments for unemployed and underemployed 
Wilmington residents who are members of low and moderate income households; 
individual career counseling for any resident of the town covering such topics 
as resumes, cover letters, interviews and training; and seminars and workshops 
which are also open to the Wilmington public. The original grant assisted 161 
residents, including financial assistance for 16 training grants and 3 career 
assessments. The goals of the new grant are to provide job counseling, 
including training grants, to 120 unemployed and under -employed Wilmington 
residents . 

Program staff who are available to assist with information or questions are: 
Michael Duff, Program Director, who came on board in September, 1998 and Cathy 
Beyer, Employment Counselor. The program is now located in Town Hall. 

Special Project 

Planning for Growth 

The Town of Wilmington was awarded a $250,000 Planning for Growth Grant in 
conjunction with the Ipswich River Watershed Association and the Towns of 
Reading, North Reading and Burlington to plan for growth and watershed 
protection. This was one of only two grants awarded by the Executive Office 
of Environmental Affairs through this program. The towns will employ a 
planning consultant to identify problems and establish a "common vision" for 
the Upper Ipswich River Basin with a consensus on goals, objectives and 
priorities. Growth management tools will be developed to direct growth to 
appropriate locations and away from critical resource areas. A comprehensive 
management plan is being developed by the Ipswich River Watershed Association 
through the watershed initiative component of the grant. 

A local comprehensive plan will be developed specifically for the Town of 
Wilmington within the context of watershed protection. The town will look at 
land use, open space and recreation, natural and cultural resources, housing, 
economic development, transportation and public facilities. The project is 
slated to be implemented over a 24 -month period with an emphasis on 
stakeholder involvement . 



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Planning Board 



The responsibilities of the Planning Board include review of subdivision plans 
and "Approval Not Required" lots; review of commercial and industrial site 
plans; recommendations to the Board of Appeals on variances and special 
permits; and strategic and comprehensive planning. 



Subdivision activity declined slightly in 1998. Five definitive subdivision 
plans were submitted, with a total of 13 lots, in comparison with six 
definitive subdivision plans totaling 24 lots in 1997. However, the level of 
commercial and industrial activity remained at a high level, comparable to 
1997, as indicated by the number of site plan review applications for 
commercial and industrial projects. 



The Planning Board members are appointed by the Town Manager for five year 
terms. Planning Board members serving full terms in 1998 were Carole 
Hamilton, James Diorio and Scott Garrant . Austin Rounds and Michael Roache 
resigned and Richard Green and Kevin Brander were appointed to fill their 
seats . 



Subdivision Control 



Under the authority vested in the Planning Board of the Town of Wilmington by 
M.G.L. Chapter 41, Section 81-Q, the Board reviewed the following subdivision 
plans : 

Number 

Subdivision of Lots Action 



Denault South 
Emerald Woods 
Stone Street 
Summer Street 
Olive Street 
Fenway Street 
Foley Farm Estates 



II 



Approved with conditions 
Approved with conditions 
Approved with conditions 
Approved with conditions 
Approved with conditions 
Pending 

Approved with conditions 



Subdivisions under construction during the course of the year included Andover 
Heights, Country Oaks, Denault South, Evergreen Estates, Olmstead Avenue, 
Laurel Woods, Stone Street and White Pines Crossing. 

Streets accepted at the 1998 Annual Town Meeting were Acorn Drive, Apache Way, 
Ashwood Avenue, Bailey Road, Blueberry Lane, Cottonwood Circle and 
Presidential Drive. 



Of the twenty-one (21) "Approval Not Required" (ANR) plans that were 
submitted, the Planning Board determined that eighteen (18) plans did not 
require approval under the Subdivision Control Law and were endorsed; two (2) 
plans were denied; and one (1) was withdrawn. 



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site Plan Review 



There were twenty-nine (29) "Site Plan Review" applications for commercial and 
industrial property. The Planning Board approved nineteen (19) with 
conditions; denied one (1); three (3) were withdrawn; and six (6) are pending. 

A significant site plan review project is the proposed MBTA commuter rail 
parking facility in the Town Center. This site plan is currently under review 
by the Planning Board. The Planning Board is addressing such issues as 
traffic, drainage, handicapped accessibility and landscaping. 

Zoning 

In accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 40A, the Planning Board held required 
statutory public hearings on proposed amendments to the Zoning Bylaw and Map 
and submitted formal reports and recommendations to Town Meeting voters. 
Those recommendations are made part of the report of the Town Meetings 
included in this Annual Report. 

Conservation Commission 

The Commission was busy in 1998, reviewing 155 new wetland permit 
applications. There were 293 public hearings/meetings held to review these 
applications and those filed at the end of 1997. 

The primary responsibility of the Conservation Commission is the 
administration and enforcement of the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act 

(M.G.L. Chapter 131, Section 40) and its regulations (310 CMR 10.00), which 
regulate all activity within any wetland resource area or the 100 foot buffer 
zone of wetlands . Wetland resource areas include bordering vegetated wetland 

(swamps, marshes, etc.), banks and land under water bodies, bordering land 
subject to flooding (floodplain) , and riverfront zone. 

The year saw the evolution of the State regulations concerning riverfront zone 
activities, and the Commission continued to grapple with state regulations 
which were both confusing and contradictory. 

Despite the regulatory workload, there was time for other activities. The 
Conservation Commission co-sponsored a Town Forest Appreciation Day and the 
annual watershed cleanup, which was organized by the Ipswich River Headwaters 
Stream Team. 

Conservation Commissioners are appointed to three year terms by the Town 
Manager. Citizens serving on the Commission in 1998 were: James Morris, 
Chairman; Judith Waterhouse, Vice Chairman; Richard Patterson, Lisa Brothers, 
Jolene Lewis, Mark Brazell and Derek Fullerton. 

Any questions about wetlands, laws and regulations, or filing procedures are 
welcomed by John Keeley, Assistant Director of Planning & Conservation. 



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statistical Data 



Filing Fees Collected 
Notices of Intent Filed 

Requests for Determinations of Applicability- 
Public Hearings/Meetings Held (including continuances) 
Extension Permits Issued/Denied 
Enforcement Orders Issued 
Violation Notices Issued 

Certificates of Compliance Issued/Denied 
Decisions Appealed/Withdrawn 
Order of Conditions Issued/Denied/Pending 
Emergency Certifications Issued 

Request for Insignificant Change Approved/Denied 
Negative Determination 

Positive Determination/ Withdrawn/ Pending 
Request for Amendments/Issued/Withdrawn 



$9, 235 . 00 
48 
104 
293 
7/0 
2 
7 

28/7 
2/0 
38/0/12 
20 
16/3 
88 

19/1/6 
2/1/1 



Notice of Intent 



Dtp 


ff 


APPLilCAN r 


JjUCAi lUJN 


MAP/ PAKLCiij 


■PM7 T O T /^M 
UCjL. 1 O lUJM 


3 4 4 


-5 96 


PGA Realty Trust 


Upton Dr./Jonspin Rd. 


Rl/ 18 


Approved 


344 


-597 


Carl Crupi 


2 Elizabeth Drive 


2. 1 1 \ in 


Approved 


344 


c n o 


Mass Highway Dept . 


Kouue Jo 




Approved 


344 


-599 


Magee Construction 


34 Concord Street 


91/1 


Approved 


344 


-600 


Magee Construction 


40 Concord Street 


91/2 


Approved 


344 


-601 


Magee Construction 


38 Concord Street 


91/lB 


Approved 


344 


-602 


C. S. Newhouse 


8 Denault Dr. 


4 7/19A 


Approved 


344 


-603 


C . S . Newhouse 


6 Denault Dr. 


47/19B 


Approved 


344 


-604 


C . S . Newhouse 


21 Stone Street 


43/15 


Approved 


344 


-605 


James Toner 


30 Veranda Avenue 


45/49 


Approved 


344 


-606 


Joseph Langone 


2 Tacoma Drive 


68/36 


Approved 


344 


-607 


Joseph Langone 


10 Seneca Lane 


68/24 


Approved 


344 


-608 


Carl Crupi 


1 Elizabeth Drive 


27/17 


Approved 


344 


-609 


Ralph Newhouse 


4 88 Shawsheen Avenue 


23/7H 


Approved 


344 


-610 


Ralph Newhouse 


4 92 Shawsheen Avenue 


23/7E 


Approved 


344 


-611 


Eugene Sullivan 


One Progress Way 


56/llOA 


Approved 


344 


-612 


Joseph Langone 


3 Emerald Avenue 


R1/9B 


Approved 


344 


-613 


Joseph Langone 


5 Emerald Avenue 


R1/9B 


Approved 


344 


-614 


James Toner 


6 Tanner Road 


84/66 


Approved 


344 


-615 


Margaret Brooks 


300 Salem Street 


97/59B&59C 


Approved 


344 


-616 


Analog Devices 


804 Woburn Street 


47/2&2A 


Approved 


344 


-617 


Robert Allen 


3 5 Adams Street 


51/42 


Approved 


344 


-618 


Town of Wilmington 


17 Boutwell Street 


18/13B 


Approved 


344 


-619 


Robert Troy 


Summer Street 


84/64A, 64B, 89 


Approved 


344 


-620 


Jeffery Bradford 


34 Lake Street 


34/158F 


Approved 


344 


-621 


Paul K. Butt 


325 Woburn Street 


86/6C 


Approved 


344 


-622 


David Middleton 


937 Main Street 


25/2B 


Denied 


344 


-624 


Triton Construction 


Lot 1 Isabella Way 


74/2E 


Approved 


344 


-625 


Triton Construction 


Lot 2 Isabella Way 


74/2F 


Approved 


344 


-626 


Triton Construction 


Lot 3 Isabella Way 


74/2G 


Approved 


344 


-627 


Triton Construction 


Lot 4 Isabella Way 


74/2H 


Approved 


344 


-628 


Triton Construction 


Lot 7 Isabella Way 


74/lE 


Approved 



344 


-629 


Rose M. Wallent 


424 Middlesex Avenue 


8 9/14 


Approved 


344 


-630 


Paul Butt 




327 Woburn Street 


86 /6B 


Approved 


344 


-631 


James Toner 




3 2 Veranda Avenue 


45/50 


Approved 


344 


-632 


Timothy O'Connell 


57 Clark Street 


42/41 


Approved 


344 


-634 


James Mangano 


Fenway Street 


17/6 


Approved 


344 


-635 


ETM Realty Trust 


20 Concord Street 


78/4&; 86/1 


Pending 


344 


-636 


Marshall Industrial 


33 Upton Drive 


Rl /2 5 


Approved 


344 


-637 


Northeastern 


Dev . 


20 Seneca Lane 


6 8/19 


Approved 


344 


-638 


Northeastern 


Dev . 


18 Seneca Lane 


6 8 / 2 U 


Approved 


344 


-639 


Northeastern 


Dev . 


16 Seneca Lane 


68/21 


Approved 


344 


-640 


Northeastern 


Dev . 


14 Seneca Lane 


68/22 


Approved 


344 


-641 


Northeastern 


Dev . 


12 Seneca Lane 


68/23 


Approved 


344 


-642 


Northeastern 


Dev . 


8 Seneca Lane 


68/25 


Approved 


344 


-643 


Northeastern 


Dev. 


6 Seneca Lane 


68/26 


Approved 


344 


-644 


Northeastern 


Dev. 


4 Seneca Lane 


68/27 


Approved 


344 


-645 


Northeastern 


Dev . 


2 Seneca Lane 


68/28 


Approved 


344 


-646 


Northeastern 


Dev . 


4 Tacoma Drive 


68/29 


Approved 


344 


-647 


Town of Wilmington 


Shawsheen Avenue 


33/50A 


Approved 



Abbreviated Notice of Resource Area Delineation 

DEP # APPLICANT LOCATION MAP /PARCEL DECISION 

344-623 Princeton Dev. Salem Street 70/97 , 98 , 99 , lOlA Issued 

No # issued James Andella 15 Marion Street 17/2E Issued 

344-633 Twenty-four Ind. 24 Industrial Way 46/132 Issued 



Housing Partnershi 



The major effort of the Housing Partnership during 1998 was review of a 
proposed affordable housing rental development by Princeton Properties located 
off Salem Street near Scaltrito Drive. Twenty percent (20%) of the 142 units 
would be affordable. The Housing Partnership held a public hearing with 
notification to all abutters within 300 feet of the development. The proposed 
development is very dense, with approximately 15 units per acre on the 
buildable portion of the site. After significant effort, the developer was 
unwilling to make the necessary revisions to the plan to satisfy the 
Partnership and the Partnership voted unanimously to disapprove the proposal. 
Outstanding issues included the density, buffering of adjacent single family 
homes, building setback, drainage mitigation, vehicular circulation, traffic 
and compatibility with the neighborhood. 

The Board of Selectmen accepted the Housing Partnership's recommendation and 
also voted to disapprove the project. However, if the project is approved by 
the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency (MHFA) , the developer has the legal 
standing to file a Comprehensive Permit with the Wilmington Board of Appeals. 
The Board of Appeals will then undertake its own review process in order to 
render a decision. 



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The Town of Wilmington has a 
strong track record in 
affordable housing. The 
Housing Partnership is an 
active and proactive board, 
both supporting and 
initiating affordable 
housing. Including 
Shawsheen Commons, Saddle 
Oak Estates, Avalon Oaks, 
Buckingham Estates, 
Silverhurst Avenue and 
affordable homes on Town- 
owned land, as well as 
housing owned and managed by 
the Wilmington Housing 
Authority, the Town of 
Wilmington has 6.6% 
affordable housing (based on 
1990 census figures for 
housing stock) . Based on 
the State 1997 housing 
inventory, this figure 
places Wilmington in the top 
19% statewide. 

During 1998, the town assisted three families to purchase their first home 
through the HOME program. For the second concurrent year, the town, as a 
member of the North Shore HOME Consortium, had funds available to help first- 
time homebuyers . Applicants must be first time homebuyers and income-eligible 
in order to qualify for assistance. For example, a family of four may earn up 
to $45,300. The maximum loan amount is 5% of the purchase price or $6,500, 
whichever is less. The homebuyer must provide matching funds. Matching funds 
may include closing costs (i.e. points, attorney's fee, appraisal) . The loan 
is in the form of a 0% interest deferred payment loan. It is paid in full 
when the home is sold and is not assumable. Monthly payments are not 
required. It is the responsibility of the prospective buyer to identify the 
home that they are interested in purchasing. 

Approximately $30,000 is allocated annually for this program, subject to 
continued federal appropriation and Wilmington's eligibility to participate in 
the program. 

Housing Partnership members are Chair Raymond Forest, Vice-Chair Charles 
Boyle, Gregory Erickson, Carole Hamilton, Alfred Meegan, Jr., Daniel Paret, 
Daniel Wandell and Lester White. Herbert Taylor and Lillian Hupper resigned 
this year. The Partnership meets the second Wednesday of the month and 
welcomes interested residents to attend. 




Ul)()n completion the Avaloti Oaks Development on Ballardvale Siivei 
will iiicliulc 41 affordable units. 



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Silver Lake Steering Committee 

In March of 1998, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Management 
(DEM) awarded the town a $10,000 grant to assess water quality at Silver Lake. 
The necessary $10,000 in matching funds was authorized at the 1997 Annual Town 
Meeting . 

The Town Manager appointed a nine member advisory committee comprised of town 
staff and residents to review the results of the various water quality 
studies, to discuss approaches for addressing any water quality issues which 
might be identified and to discuss ways to create a greater level of public 
awareness about the connection between people's actions and the effects on 
Silver Lake. Walter Dalton, Karen Boeri, George Boylen, Celia Cornish, Ronald 
Swasey, Recreation Director, Gregory Erickson, Health Director, Donald 
Onusseit, Public Works Superintendent, John Keeley, Assistant Director of 
Planning and Conservation and Jeffrey Hull, Assistant Town Manager served on 
the committee. 

ENSR, an environmental consulting firm with offices in Acton and Northborough, 
MA conducted the study. Dr. Kenneth Wagner, a principal with the firm 
presented the findings to the Board of Selectmen in December. Generally, 
Silver Lake continues to have good water quality as was noted by the last 
water quality study ten years ago. One finding centered on the amount of 
phosphorus in the lake. Phosphorus was identified at levels which raise some 
concern about the potential for algae growth. Controllable sources of 
phosphorus include storm water, which enters the lake via surface run-off and 
catch basins and waste from waterfowl. 

In addition to algae growth, storm water run-off and waste from water fowl are 
primary sources of bacteria. The current impact on Silver Lake from water 
fowl was noted as being greater than such impacts on Silver Lake ten years 
ago. Shoreline erosion from removal of top soil and fluctuating water levels 
contributes to increased sediment and phosphorus . 

In response to the findings, the town will continue its efforts to reduce the 
waterfowl population at Silver Lake. Fencing designed to prohibit Canada 
geese from traveling between the water and shore during molting season will be 
installed around the main beach area. The Board of Health will continue its 
efforts to disrupt the propagation cycle through disrupting the eggs. Public 
Works personnel will spray "Rejex It," a chemical which does not pose health 
risks for humans but is distasteful for geese, on grassy areas around 
Fullerton Park and the beach area. Efforts are ongoing to increase awareness 
of the town bylaw which prohibits feeding of waterfowl and to inform the 
public about the consequences of feeding the geese. A few teachers in the 
Wilmington School System have expressed interest in incorporating the study of 
Silver Lake into their science curriculums . 

A copy of the Silver Lake water quality study is available for review in the 
Town Manager's Office. 



Whcllier Jishiiifi. houting. swimming or ice skating — Silver Lake continues to he a great natural resource 
for the Tow n of Wilmington. 




Accepted Streefc 



STREET 



LOCATION 



LENGTH DATE(S) ACCEPTED 



Acorn Drive from 

Adams Street from 

Adelaide Street from 

Agostino Drive from 

Agostino Drive from 

Aldrich Road from 

Allgrove Lane from 

Allgrove Lane from 

Allenhurst Way from 

Allen Park Drive from 

Amherst Road from 

Andover Street from 

Andover Street from 

Andrew Street from 

Anthony Avenue from 

Apache Way from 

Apollo Drive from 

Appletree Lane from 

Arlene Avenue from 

Ashwood Avenue from 

Auburn Avenue from 

Ayotte Street from 



Oakridge Circle thru cul-de-sac 385 1998 

Middlesex Avenue to Parker Street 2,915 1908 

Church Street to Middlesex Avenue 666 1976 

Gandalf Way 999 1979 

Agostino Drive to end of cul-de-sac 580 1996 

Shawsheen Avenue to Billerica Line 6,740 1894 

Woburn Street 470 1993 

Allgrove Lane to dead-end 430 1996 

Woburn Street 1,161 1994 

Fairmont Avenue to Fairmont Avenue 2,319 1971 

Shawsheen Ave to end of cul-de-sac 1,500 1996 

Salem Street 180 1894 

Andover Line to beyond Woburn Street 11,300 1894 

Aldrich Road to beyond Houghton Road 435 1985 

Salem Street to Catherine Avenue 300 1966 

Aldrich Road thru cul-de-sac 1,675 1998 

Charlotte Road to Draper Drive 300 1971 

Chestnut Street to Towpath Drive 994 1990 

Salem Street to Ella Avenue 3,754 1966 

Andover St. thru cul-de-sac 2,800 1998 

Shawsheen Avenue 755 194 5 

Westdale Avenue to Crest Avenue 240 1947 



1984 



1970 



1978 



Bailey Road from 

Baker Street from 

Baland Road from 

Ballardvale St. from 

Ballardvale St. from 

Bancroft Street from 

Barbara Avenue from 

Beacon Street from 

Beech Street from 

Beeching Avenue from 

Belmont Avenue from 

Benson Road from 

Biggar Avenue from 

Birchwood Road from 

Birchwood Road from 

Blanchard Road from 

Blueberry Lane from 

Boutwell Street from 

Brand Avenue from 

Brand Avenue from 

Brattle Street from 

Brentwood Avenue from 

Bridge Lane from 

Bridge Lane from 



Apache Way northeasterly to Bailey Rd 

Brand Avenue to beyond Phillips Ave. 

Ballardvale Street 

Salem Street to Route 125 

Route 125 to Andover Line 

Liberty Street 

Anthony Avenue to Dorothy Avenue 
Church Street to Belmont Avenue 
Burlington Avenue to Byron Street 
Cunningham Street to Faulkner Ave . 
Columbia Street to State Street 
Radcliff Road to Tewksbury Line 
Salem Street to Ring Avenue 
Shady Lane Drive 
Judith Road 
Kendall Road 

Ashwood Avenue thru cul-de-sac 
Burlington Avenue to Aldrich Road 
Bridge Lane 

Baker Street to beyond Wisser Street 
Massachusetts Avenue to Garden Ave. 
Woburn Street to Woodside Avenue 
Shawsheen Avenue 

Main Street to beyond Brand Avenue 



12 



165 
684 
540 
965 
000 
400 
850 
970 
005 
440 
980 
616 
282 
197 
400 
625 
600 
144 
510 
950 
066 
017 
455 
754 



1998 
1945 
1972 
1894 
1894 
1952 
1966 
1915 
1947 
1959 
1933 
1971 
1975 
1952 
1953 
1989 
1998 
1894 
1933 
1933 
1945 
1938 
1894 
1894 



1985 



1960 
1943 
1943 



1971 



-44- 




STREET 




LOCATION 


LENGTH 


DATE(S) ACCEPTED 


Broad Street 


from 


King Street 


1,377 


1 y b4 




Burlington Avenue 


from 


Main Street to Burlington Line 


8, 588 


18 94 




Burnap Street 


from 


Grove Avenue 


1, 145 


n Q C "3 

± y D J 




Burnap Street 


from 


Winchell Road 


484 


194 5 




Burt Road 


from 


Cedar Street to beyond Water Street 


1, 653 


X y D 


X y 4 O 


Butters Row 


from 


Main Street to Chestnut Street 


3 , 577 


1 o y 4 




Buzzell Drive 


from 


Draper Drive to Evans Drive 


600 


J. y / X 




Canal Street 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue to Burt Road 


1, 505 


1 Q "3 Q 

X y J y 


T Q C C 
1 y D D 


Carolyn Road 


from 


North Street to Marcia Road 


1,268 


1 Q <^ n 

A. J O \J 


1 Q ^7 1 


Carson Avenue 


from 


Marie Drive to beyond Hathaway Road 


1 , 017 


X y b X 




Carter Lane 


from 


Shawsheen Ave to beyond Norfolk Ave . 


1,411 


1 Q C T 

X y D / 




Castle Drive 


from 


Burlington Ave left. to Burlington Ave 


1, 325 


X y y / 




Catherine Avenue 


from 


Anthony Avenue to Arlene Avenue 


1, 000 


X y o b 




Cedar Street 


from 


Burt Road to Harris Street 


687 


n Q y1 c 

X y 4 D 




Cedar Crest Road 


from 


Pinewood Road to Judith Road 


1, 100 


1 Q C T 

X y b J 




Central Street 


from 


Church Street to Middlesex Avenue 


552 


1 Q c; n 
X 17 o vj 




Chandler Road 


from 


Adams Street to Kelley Road 


400 


1 Q ^ 7 

X J7 J / 




Chapman Avenue 


from 


Hathaway Road to Sheridan Road 


1, 575 


X -7 D X 


X J? / X 


Charlotte Road 


from 


Gunderson Rd. to beyond Apollo Dr. 


859 


X y / X 




Chase Road 


from 


Hathaway Road 


297 


X ^ ^ o 




Chestnut Street 


from 


Burlington Avenue to Woburn Line 


11, 480 


X o 2? *i 




Church Street 


from 


Main Street to Middlesex Avenue 


4 , 285 


1 R Q A 

X O -7 4 




Clark Street 


from 


Main Street to Church Street 


2 , 470 


1 R Q d 
X o _/ 


X ^ D -7 


Clorinda Road 


from 


Agostino Drive 


887 


1 Q 7 Q 




Colonial Drive 


from 


Middlesex Avenue thru cul-de-sac 


375 


1 QQ7 

X J' _7 / 




Cochrane Road 


from 


Forest Street to Wabash Road 


800 


1 Q4 7 




Columbia Street 


from 


Church St. to beyond Belmont Avenue 


1, 150 


1 Q n R 

X _7 u o 


1 Q 7 7 

X J7 J J 


Concord Street 


from 


Federal Street to North Reading Line 


5 , 803 


1 R Q A 
X O -7 rt 




Congress Street 


from 


Forest Street to Burlington Line 


977 


1 Q T Q 
X y J i7 




Cook Avenue 


from 


Main Street 


813 


1946 




Coolidge Road 


from 


Hathaway Road 


270 


1951 




Corey Avenue 


from 


Canal Street to Grand Street 


366 


X y D X 




Cornell Place 


from 


Fordham Road 


747 


T Q O O 

1 y o z 




Cottage Street 


from 


Main Street 


927 


1 Q A 




Cottonwood Circle 


from 


Blueberry Lane thru cul-de-sac 


280 


n Q Q Q 

X y y o 




Crest Avenue 


from 


Ayotte Street 


558 


X y 4 / 




Cross Street 


from 


Main Street to Lowell Street 


697 


T Q a A 

X o y 4 




Crystal Road 


from 


Woburn Street to end of cul-de-sac 


895 


n Q Q £^ 

X y y b 




Cunningham St . 


from 


Salem Street to Beeching Ave 


2 , 447 


1944 


iyb2 lybi 


Cushing Drive 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue 


990 


1993 




Cypress Street 


from 


Glen Road 


260 


1951 




Dadant Drive 


from 


North Street to North Street 


1, 760 


1964 




Davis Road 


from 


Main Street 


500 


1952 




Dayton Road 


from 


Hathaway Road 


170 


1951 




Dell Drive 


from 


Burlington Avenue 


1, 794 


1958 


1971 


Dexter Street 


from 


Main Street 


480 


1979 




Dobson Street 


from 


Glen Road to beyond Garden Avenue 


1, 402 


1954 




Dogwood Lane 


from 


Blueberry Lane to Ashwood Avenue 


550 


1997 




Dorchester Street 


from 


Billerica Line 


1, 214 


1951 





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STREET 




LOCATION 


LENGTH 


DATE 


Dorothy Avenue 


from 


Arlene Avenue to Barbara Avenue 


1,490 


1960 


Douglas Avenue 


from 


Palmer Way 


1 , 017 


1989 


Draper Drive 


from 


Gunderson Road to Evans Drive 


1, 560 


1959 


Drury Lane 


from 


Glen Road to School Street 


633 


1963 


Dublin Avenue 


from 


Main Street 


500 


1951 


Dunton Road 


from 


Nassau Avenue 


649 


1956 


Eames Street 


from 


Main Street to Woburn Street 


3 , 200 


1894 


Earles Row 


from 


Route 62 


820 


1994 


Edward Road 


from 


Forest Street to beyond Baldwin Rd. 


450 


1947 


Ella Avenue 


from 


Arlene Avenue to Arlene Avenue 


1, 043 


1978 


Elwood Road 


from 


Forest Street 


642 


1968 


Emerson Street 


from 


Faulkner Avenue to Oakwood Road 


590 


1951 


Englewood Drive 


from 


Kenwood Drive 


455 


1971 


Evans Drive 


from 


Gunderson Road to Draper Drive 


2 , 071 


1971 


Everett Avenue 


from 


Faulkner Avenue to Cunningham St . 


480 


1979 


Fairfield Road 


from 


Main Street 


1, 299 


1946 


Fairmeadow Road 


from 


Nichols Street to Nichols Street 


2, 328 


1958 


Fairmont Avenue 


from 


Molloy Road 


952 


1971 


Fairview Avenue 


from 


State Street 


648 


1933 


Faneuil Drive 


from 


Massachusetts Avenue 










to beyond Harvard Avenue 


790 


1950 


Faulkner Avenue 


from 


Glen Road to Jacobs Street 


1 , 946 


1944 


Fay Street 


from 


Glen Road to Garden Avenue 


714 


1938 


Federal Street 


from 


Middlesex Avenue to Woburn Street 


5, 740 


1894 


Ferguson Road 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue 


1, 073 


1967 


Fernbanks Road 


from 


Mill Road to end of cul-de-sac 


550 


1996 


Flagstaff Road 


from 


Nichols Street 


587 


1989 


Fletcher Lane 


from 


Kilmarnock Street to Morgan Road 


792 


1977 


Floradale Avenue 


from 


Burlington Avenue 


627 


1970 


Flynn Way 


from 


Federal Street to end of cul-de-sac 


680 


1996 


Fordham Road 


from 


North Reading Line 


3 , 714 


1971 


Forest Street 


from 


Burlington Avenue to Aldrich Road 


4 , 100 


1894 


Fox Run Drive 


from 


High Street 


975 


1989 


Franklin Avenue 


from 


Arlene Avenue to Arlene Avenue 


739 


1978 


Frederick Drive 


from 


Salem Street 


1, 070 


1966 


Freeport Drive 


from 


Park Street to Lucaya Circle 


2 , 086 


1979 


Gandalf Way 


from 


Glen Road to Agostino Drive 


549 


1979 


Gatehouse Lane 


from 


Towpath Road 


380 


1994 


Gearty Street 


from 


Ring Avenue 


627 


1989 


Glen Road 


from 


Middlesex Avenue to Main Street 


6 , 870 


1894 


Glendale Circle 


from 


Glen Road to Lawrence Street 


1, 304 


1952 


Glenview Road 


from 


Suncrest Avenue 


365 


1959 


Gloria Way 


from 


Broad Street 


770 


1989 


Gowing Road 


from 


Park Street to Marcus Road 


941 


1956 


Grace Drive 


from 


Shawsheen Ave. to beyond Melody Lane 


2 , 514 


1966 


Grand Avenue 


from 


Corey Avenue 


815 


1952 


Grant Street 


from 


Federal Street 


780 


1943 


Great Neck Drive 


from 


Woburn Street 


536 


1989 



1971 



1953 
1945 



1976 



•46- 



r 

I 



STREET 



LOCATION 



LENGTH 



DATE(S) ACCEPTED 



Grove Avenue 


from 


Main Street to Lake Street 


4,147 


1910 




Grove Street 


from 


Reading Line 


12 


1957 




Gunderson Road 


from 


Mane Drive to beyond Evans Drive 


1,506 


19 5 9 


1966 


Hamlin Lane 


from 


Lawrence Street 


54 


1962 




Hanover Street 


from 


Atlantic Avenue 


b / 4 


1988 




Hanson Road 


from 


Woodland Road 


o o o 

bio 


196 9 




Hardin Street 


from 


Aldrich Road to Jaquith Road 


4 z o 


19 51 




Harnden Street 


from 


Mam Street to Glen Road 


6 


18 95 




Harold Avenue 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue to Reed Street 


1, 312 


1971 




Harris Street 


from 


Burlington Avenue to Cedar Street 


806 


1945 




Harvard Avenue 


from 


Main Street to River Street 


430 


1951 




Hathaway Road 


from 


Woburn Street to Evans Drive 


3 , 270 


1951 


1953 


Hawthorne Road 


from 


Woburn Street 


2 3 


19 56 




Heather Drive 


from 


Freeport Drive to North Reading Line 


1,286 


197 9 




Henry L. Drive 


f rom 


Woburn Street 


obi 


19 9 3 




Hign btreet 


from 


Middlesex Avenue to Woburn Street 


c o c 

1 , b b b 


18 94 




Hillside Way 


f rom 


Chestnut Street to Burlington Line 


o o "3 n 
z , z J U 


1 y 14 




Hilltop Road 


from 


Suncrest Avenue 


364 


1959 




Hobson Avenue 


from 


Pine Avenue to beyond Wisser Street 


1, 560 


1945 


1951 


Hopkins Street 


f rom 


Shawsheen Avenue to Billerica Line 


J , U D X 


X o y 4 


1 Q T O 

1 y / z 


Houghton Road 


from 


Kenaaii oureeL. co Anarew bureec 


T "7 n o 
1 , / U Z 


1 y o b 




Industrial Way 


f r om 


Woburn Street to West Street 


A A 'i r\ 


1 on A 




iJa.CJU.lL.n. KOa.Q 


L rom 


onawsneen /wenuG 


1 "5 Q D 


1 Q T Q 


1 y 4 y 


JsiTG Roa.d 


f rom 


Fairmeadow Road to Fairmeadow Road 


1 O /4 D 


X y b o 




JgwgI DirivG 


from 


Eames Street 


J_ , -3 U J 


1 Q Q tr 

X y cs D 




Jones Avenue 


from 


Glen Road 


717 


1940 




Jonspin Road 


from 


Andover Street 


3 , 800 


1993 




juaiun Koaa 


from 


Cedar Crest Road to Birchwood Road 


/inn 
4 U U 


1 Q C T 

1 y b J 




Kaj m Way 


from 


Woburn Street 


/ICC 

4 b b 


-1 Q Q Q 

1 y o y 




Kelley Road 


from 


Chandler Road 


y z J 


H Q C T 

1 y b / 




Kenaali street 


from 


Aldrich Road to Blanchard Road 


1 , 4 Z U 


T O /I C 

1 y 4 b 




Kenwood Avenue 


from 


Woburn St . to beyond Englewood Dr . 


T ^7 O C 

1 , / z b 


T Q ^7 r\ 

1 y / u 


1 y / 1 


Kiernan Avenue 


from 


Lowell Street to beyond Naples Road 


b y J 


1 Q C Q 

1 y b o 




Kilmarnock Street 


from 


West Street to beyond Morgan Road 


1,840 


18 94 




King Street 


from 


Glen Road to Broad Street 


2,400 


1940 


1945 


King Street Ext. 


from 


Glen Road 


487 


1979 




Kirk Street 


from 


Main Street 


575 


1951 




Lake Street 


from 


Main Street to Shawsheen Avenue 


3 , 855 


1894 




Lang Street 


from 


Bancroft Street 


409 


1952 




Laurel Avenue 


from 


Parker Street to Molloy Road 


659 


1950 




Lawrence Court 


from 


Lawrence Street 


728 


1956 




Lawrence Street 


from 


Glen Road to Shady Lane Drive 


4 , 013 


1956 




Ledgewood Road 


from 


Suncrest Avenue 


383 


1959 




Lexington Street 


from 


Cunningham Street to Morningside Dr. 


714 


1974 




Liberty Street 


from 


Federal Street 


740 


1943 




Lincoln Street 


from 


Federal Street 


720 


1943 





1959 



1952 
1975 



1951 



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STREET 



LOCATION 



LENGTH 



DATE(S) ACCEPTED 



Linda Road 


from 


High Street to beyond Pineridge Road 


1, 


760 


1950 




Lloyd Road 


from 


Main Street 


1, 


050 


1951 




Lockwood Road 


from 


Ballardvale Street 




977 


1957 




Longview Road 


from 


Middlesex Avenue 




650 


19 5 9 




Lorin Drive 


from 


Swain Road 




560 


1992 




Loumac Road 


from 


Drury Lane 




510 


1963 




Lowell Street 


from 


Main Street to Reading Line 


10 , 152 


1894 


1978 


Lowell St. Park 


from 


Lowell Street 




580 


19 8 


19 5 7 


Lucaya Circle 


from 


Heather Drive to Freeport Drive 


2 , 


469 


19 7 9 




Mackey Road 


from 


Federal Street 




250 


1943 




Magazine Road 


from 


Wisser Street 




320 


1973 




Magazine Street 


from 


Taplin Avenue 




190 


1973 




Main Street 


from 


Tewksbury Line to Woburn Line 


21 , 


387 


18 94 




Marcia Road 


from 


North Street to beyond Carolyn Rd. 


2, 


806 


1962 


1971 


Marcus Road 


from 


Gowing Road 


2, 


315 


1958 




Marie Drive 


from 


Woburn St. to beyond Gunderson Road 


1, 


525 


1961 


1966 


Marion Street 


from 


Burlington Avenue to beyond 














Clifton Street 


1, 


876 


194 5 




Marion Street 


from 


Marion St. westerly to Marion St. 




975 


1995 




Marjorie Road 


from 


Main Street 


1, 392 


1951 




Massachusetts Ave 


from 


Main Street to beyond Brattle St. 




810 


1945 




McDonald Road 


from 


Salem Street 


2 , 


621 


1944 




Meadow Lane 


from 


Suncrest Avenue 




364 


1957 




Meadow Lane 


from 


Meadow Lane thru cul-de-sac 




115 


1997 




Melody Lane 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue to Grace Drive 




245 


1966 




Middlesex Avenue 


from 


Main Street to Salem Street 


12 , 


140 


18 94 




Miles Street 


f rom 


Main Street to Hobson Avenue 




380 


1945 




Miller Road 


from 


Glen Road 




638 


1945 




Moore Street 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue to beyond 














Wedgewood Avenue 


1, 


528 


1967 




Morgan Road 


from 


Kilmarnock Street 




653 


1977 




Morningside Drive 


from 


Lexington Street to Fairfield Road 




693 


1974 




Morse Avenue 


from 


Woburn Street to beyond Lawn Street 


1, 360 


1939 




Mystic Avenue 


from 


Middlesex Avenue 


1, 298 


1908 


1988 


Nassau Avenue 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue to Dunton Road 


1, 


566 


1946 




Nathan Road 


from 


Senpek Road 


1, 


057 


1971 




Nichols Street 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue to Billerica Line 


3 , 


801 


1894 




Nickerson Avenue 


from 


West Street 




953 


1947 




Norfolk Avenue 


from 


Carter Lane to Nassau Avenue 




537 


1954 




North Street 


from 


Middlesex Avenue to Marcia Road 


3, 


515 


1945 




N. Washington Ave 


. from 


Agostino Drive 




858 


1979 




Nottingham Drive 


from 


Stonehedge Drive thru cul-de-sac 




480 


1997 




Nunn Road 


from 


Kelley Road 




214 


1965 




Oak Street 


from 


Salem Street 




355 


1951 




Oakdale Road 


from 


Short Street to Judith Road 


2, 


301 


1950 




Oakridge Circle 


from 


Gowing Road to Gowing Road 


1 , 


730 


1958 




Oakwood Road 


from 


Main Street to beyond Emerson Street 




800 


1946 




Olson Street 


from 


Church Street 




122 


1957 




Oxbow Drive 


from 


Woburn Street 


1 , 


751 


1994 





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STREET 



LOCATION 



LENGTH DATE (S) ACCEPTED 



irdXtiltrX Wcty 


f rom 


Ml dd1 P'=;F»>r Avpmip 


1 4 7 


1 Q R Q 

X ^ O -7 




f rom 




4 180 


X O ^ J 




f rom 


T lOWP 11 ^trppt to Rl^^olccif on p t tpp t 


2 


X ^ X ^ 




f rom 


r^'hcaQ't-riiit- Cf-v-fiifzit- t'o ^ Hp^^H pnH 

V O 11 LA U. X ^ ^ L« w d iwi,^ CI ^X ^ 1 1 


1 18 5 


X -7 -7 \J 


ir d L. i -LO -L ci v — L J. X c: 


f rom 


Dpi 1 Dri VP 

x/c X X j-y X X V c 


595 


1958 


Pershing Street 


from 


Federal Street 


720 


1943 


Phillips Avenue 


from 


Wild Ave. to beyond Baker Street 


1, 519 


1946 


Pilcher Drive 


from 


the end of Gearty Street 


410 


1989 


Pilling Road 


from 


Hathaway Road 


954 


1959 


D "i ne^ A'\7'f^'miP> 


f r om 


T n ^trppt to T-Tob'^on Avpmip 

l id X 11 O O X V— ^ \_. I— V-/ 1 1 X^ O W 1 1 V ^3 1 1 LA ^ 


3 8 


194 5 




f r om 


Mo"r1~h ^t" 1~o T.n ndpi Ro;^ri 

INWX 1..11 O L. . L-w XlXllVXCl iN-WCl ^ 


914 


196 


irXiiCVXCW rv-i^civ-A 


f r om 


Pob<^ 1 t *^t"rppt" to AHpI m;^n Road 

V \^xyCL X O X ^ ^ I— . V_- w X^V^^ X 1 1 Idl 1 1\. CI vA 


450 


1953 


irXiiCWwL-"^ x>.'^ci'^ 


f rom 


*^h;^dv T.^np Dyivp t"0 0;^]<'H;^1p Ro;^H 

tj 1 Id LX y XJ dl 1^ X/ XXV C L- W v_/ d J\. ^Ad X ^ Iv W d *ul 


1,364 


1954 


X c d iD dXi L rN.Od.(-i, 


■p yr^m 

X X will 


MiHH'Ipciiiiv' A'\7'PTniP t'o TrTTiHA Roj^H 
I 1 X <x LI X c;, o i^v^iiLA^ L- j_ixii<^d ix'u'di^ 


750 


196 2 




f rom 


M"i f^Hl pt^pv Avpmip 

I'i X VXVJ.X C O u\. V ^ 1 1 Ll^ 


710 


1954 


f i t- o XLlCii. 1 — LdX X/X . 


X X (^lll 


Ront"Wpl 1 *^t"TPP^" 

0^<XL-WCXX OL^XCCw 


826 


19 7 7 


r^xcoxi-iciiuxcix x/x . 


f rom 


p>-£ic;-iHp'nt'i;?"l F)t" l~hT"ii oiil— Hp-'^;^o 

XT X ^ O X <wl.^ll O X d X X/ X. L.11XL1 ^LAX O d 


768 


1998 


y C)Ci y ^ <^ W^\/ 


f rom 


Tndi 1 c! y- -i 3 1 Wrv 

A. ii i,\-A LA L^ A. A. CA A. t ( LA V 


630 


1974 


^LldXX X\.Llii 


f rom 


Wobi iT"n ^tT"PPt 

(1 LA X 1 1 w_> L^ X ^ C L^ 


500 


1992 


"Q^c^rl "i ff Rrj;^H 

I\.CIV_1.^^XXX X Xn.'u'CI. Iwl 


f rom 


^oiith 9t"r*ppt to Rpn<=;on Road 

O \y LA L« 1 1 X ^ ^ ^ W U ^11 Wll 1^ wd\ul 


355 


1971 


r\.ci X X X <ui rt.vdiLJ.v^ 


f rom 


Clark '^^rpp^ 

^ X d X J\. O L^ i- v3 ^ Lv 


650 


1909 




f rom 


O;^ k wood R o;^ H 


215 


1979 


Reading Avenue 


from 


Faulkner Ave Northwest ly to dead-end 


160 


1997 


Redwood Terrace 


from 


Kenwood Avenue 


645 


1970 




f rom 


Shawsheen Ave . to beyond Harold Ave . 


1,090 


1971 


P c? o V- r"" Vl "^/O 
rs.coccix\.^ii X/X xvc 


f rom 


O d X X d i- VdX^ O 1 — d- ^ I— 


1,817 


1989 


R "i r^Vim^^TiH ^1"T^f^f='1~ 

I\ X ill UV_'l 1^ O U. X d ^ L. 


f rom 


i Id XXX O X ^ ^ ^ W 1 Id W o 1 \^ X X V ^ X X l_x ^ 


1,800 


1973 


R "i (^nf=^ Ro^H 


f rom 


OV^XXV^XC^OU V ^X X 


365 


1956 


R "i TitT" A'^/'f^Tni 1 


f rom 


OdXC^lll O^X^^k^ XJXy^dX /^VCXXLX^^ 


1,150 


1975 


T T "K" O t~ "V" Q A t~ 


f rom 


Ma cs o a /^V^i 1 c o +~ f" c ZXTromio i~ r\ Ua V"T7a v~H A^/'f^ 
l^ldo ocLL'XlLlocrUUo i-iVtiilLiti utj ndxvdX(-i rtvc. 


4 5 3 


1962 


T\\JUxz I. Uo x\.t_>dtJ. 


f r om 


OLIX XXiXM L-l-^XX VC. U^w^ XJLXXXXXiV^l^v^xX V C . 


1 861 


1967 


KvJXXXIio rvLJdLl 


f rom 


rldxXQJii oUxtrtrU L.O rclxWdy ouxtrcu 


2 


1954 


R no <^ ^^T/^ 1 i~ Ro;^H 


f rom 


Rr^nt"Wf=i1 1 ^t~rP*(=t" t" o *-^w;^ i Ti Ro^H 

XJ^^LXl_WtrXX OV^X^CV^ I— w OWdXXX XXV-ZdV^ 


1,980 


1946 


R rM 1 1- o 9 
KL-i U L- c D Z 


f rom 


M "i(^/^T£^c?^"v A^r^nii^ Qal om Q t" >^ o o t~ 
rl± UCax o c:^ /-iVtrllUt: HJ odxtriu ol-xctru 


7 4 
O , J ^ o 


1958 


l\.uy dX O L X trfc; U 


f rom 


CaT dim C1-T*oot- 

od-Lcm ourGcc 


1 04 


X ^ ^ X 


Salem Street 


from 


Tewksbury Line to beyond 










Ballardvale Street 


8, 895 


1894 


Salem Street 


from 


North Reading Line to beyond 










Woburn Street 


6, 475 


1894 


Saraf ina ' s Way 


from 


Hopkins St. thru cul-de-sac 


450 


1995 


Scaltrito Drive 


from 


Salem Street 


785 


1974 


School Street 


from 


Middlesex Ave. to beyond Drury Lane 


1, 139 


1915 


Senpek Road 


from 


Wildwood Street to Nathan Road 


280 


1971 


Sewell Road 


from 


Hathaway Road 


300 


1955 


Shady Lane Drive 


from 


Middlesex Ave. to Lawrence Street 


2 , 904 


1950 


Shawsheen Avenue 


from 


beyond Richmond Street to 










Billerica Line 


11, 845 


1894 


Sherburn Place 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue 


723 


1975 



1954 1981 



1963 



1958 



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STREET 



LOCATION 



LENGTH DATE (S) ACCEPTED 



Sheridan Road 


from 


Woburn Street to Hathaway Road 


1, 021 


1951 


Sherwood Road 


from 


Forest Street to Cochrane Road 


445 


1971 


Silver Lake Ave. 


from 


Lake Street to Dexter Street 


455 


1954 


Sparhawk Drive 


from 


Park Street to Heather Drive 


361 


1979 


Sprucewood Road 


from 


Shady Lane Drive 


690 


1952 


State Street 


from 


Belmont Ave. to Fairview Ave. 


315 


1933 


Stonehedge Drive 


from 


Castle Dr. Northerly thru cul-de-sac 


1400 


1997 


Strout Avenue 


from 


Lowell Street 


908 


1955 


Suncrest Avenue 


from 


West Street to Ledgewood Road 


1, 246 


1954 


Swain Road 


from 


Burlington Avenue to Forest Street 


2 , 290 


1922 


Taft Road 


from 


Boutwpll Strpet to Swain Road 


1,986 


1938 


Taplin Avenue 


from 


Wisser Street 


461 


1946 


Taplin Avenue 


from 


Baker Street 


900 


1946 


Tpmnlp Strept 


f r om 


Chufr'h StTPPt 


214 


1911 


Thrush Road 


from 


Salem Street to Marie Drive 


400 


1961 


Thurston Avenue 


from 


Church Street to beyond Kidder Place 


623 


1907 


Tomahawk Drive 


from 


Aldrich Road 


575 


1989 


X \^ W ^ ^ U X. -i- V \ . 


f rom 


Towoath Drivp to a ripad pnd 


463 


1990 


Towpath Drive 


from 


Chestnut Street to Towpath Drive 


914 


1990 


Towpath Drive 


from 


Towpath Drive 


870 


1993 


Towpath Drive 


from 


Towpath Drive to Butters Row 


886 


1996 


Tracy Circle 


from 


Woburn Street 


675 


1992 


Truman Road 


from 


Hathaway Road 


300 


1953 


Unnamed Street 


from 


Salem Street to Andover Street 


470 


1958 


Upton Court 


from 


Andover Street 


500 


1894 


Valyn Lane 


from 


Salem Street 


608 


1989 


Veranda Avenue 


from 


Main Street 


847 


1916 


Virginia Road 


from 


No. Reading Line to No. Reading Line 


1 , 105 


1954 


Walker Street 


from 


Main Street 


423 


1958 


Warren Road 


from 


Wightman Road to Tewksbury Line 


97 


1954 


Washington Avenue 


from 


Clark Street to Stone Street 


1,650 


1920 


Webber Street 


from 


Burlington Avenue 


677 


1969 


Wedgewood Avenue 


from 


Moore Street 


476 


1967 


Wedgewood Avenue 


from 


Wedgewood Ave Southeast thru cul-e- 


sac 75 


1997 


West Street 


from 


Woburn Street to Reading Line 


8 , 372 


1894 


We St dale Avenue 


from 


West Street 


1, 211 


1942 


Wicks Circle 


from 


Everett Avenue 


533 


1971 


Wightman Road 


from 


Warren Road to Tewksbury Line 


239 


1954 


Wild Avenue 


from 


Grove Avenue 


1, 050 


1910 


Wildwood Street 


from 


Middlesex Avenue to Woburn Street 


5,290 


1894 


Williams Avenue 


from 


Main Street 


706 


1940 


Wilson Street 


from 


Federal Street 


760 


1943 


Wilton Drive 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue 


1, 151 


1966 


Winchell Road 


from 


Grove Avenue to Burnap Street 


193 


1945 


Wing Road 


from 


Woburn Street 


746 


1958 


Wisser Street 


from 


Main Street to Brand Avenue 


1, 146 


1950 


Woburn Street 


from 


Andover Street to Woburn Line 


23 , 122 


1894 


Woodland Road 


from 


Lowell Street 


1 , 174 


1969 



1971 



1929 



1978 



1978 



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Middlesex Canal Commissioo 

The Middlesex Canal Commission had an active year. There were two annual 
walks along the canal : the Spring Walk was held in the Town of Woburn and the 
Fall Walk was varied this year to coincide with a National Park Service bus 
tour of the canal in Lowell with interesting sections of the Middlesex Canal 
highlighted down to the Shawsheen Aqueduct. 

Three lectures were given: at the winter meeting, President Nolan Jones 
showed slides of his English canal trip; the spring annual meeting was held in 
the Town of Winchester where Fred Lawson presented a slide show of photographs 
taken many years ago of the canal. At the fall meeting David Dettinger 
lectured on the types of boats used in the canal and their construction. Len 
Harmon, who constructed a replica of the canal boat a number of years ago, 
showed slides of their building it. It is currently being overhauled. 

Two issues of Towpath Topics were published and sent to all members of the 
Middlesex Canal Commission. 

In March a reception to mark the publication of Carl and Alan Seaburgs' new 
book, "The Incredible Ditch," was held in the Harvard Widener Library. 
Unfortunately, Carl Seaburg passed away in December. 

The engineering firm PAL, the Public Archeology Laboratory, has been hired to 
do a complete survey and mapping of the entire canal, make a reference list of 
all known articles about the canal and to prepare a document for the 
Massachusetts Historical Commission in preparation for the entire canal to be 
put on the National Register of Historic Places. The entire canal in 
Wilmington is already on the National Register but some sections in other 
towns are not . 

The Middlesex Canal Commission has been very active in the Town of Billerica. 
A proposal for restoring the Mill Pond there was drawn up, put out for bid and 
the engineering and design firm of ICON Inc. was chosen. The preliminary 
design was submitted in November and will be completed in early 1999. 

As part of the National Historic Registry requirement, a special meeting took 
place in Wilmington. This will or has occurred in all nine towns through 
which the canal passes. All abutters to the canal were notified. This 
involved several days in the Assessor's office looking up addresses. Nolan 
Jones, President of the MCA, Thomas Raphael, Chairman of the MCC and Bruce 
McHenry presented the program and answered questions from the audience about 
the effect this historic designation will have on their property. 

Betty M. Bigwood was asked by the Carter Lecture Fund to give the Annual 
Carter Lecture on the Middlesex Canal in April . 

The Middlesex Canal Commission is an active group and always welcomes new 
members . 



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Redevelopment Authority 



During 1998, the Wilmington Redevelopment Authority received notice from the 
Massachusetts Highway Department that Route 3 8 roadway and sewer projects had 
gone out to bid. The town decided to withdraw the sewer portion and 
subsequently the roadway portion was resubmitted for bid at the end of 1998. 
The revised project will probably be advertised for construction during the 
summer of 19 99. 

In addition to current projects, the Wilmington Redevelopment Authority has 
provided the Town of Wilmington with continuing benefits from its investment 
in the Jewel Drive Industrial Park for the past 33 years. At the end of 1998, 
there were eight businesses operating in Jewel Park, employing a total of 
1,001 workers. Based upon Fiscal Year 1998 data provided by the Assessor's 
Office, the total assessed value of the park was $14,713,000.00 and the annual 
tax revenue to the Town of Wilmington totaled $427,854.04. 

In 1998, Mr. Christopher Barry was elected to fill a one year unexpired term 
created by the resignation of Mr. John Creeth. Mr. Paul Logan was elected to 
fill a three year term. The current officers of the Authority are as follows: 
Charles Gilbert, Chairman; Patricia F. Duggan, Vice Chairman; Paul Logan, 
Treasurer; Christopher Barry, Assistant Treasurer and Mark Zinan, Secretary. 



After submitting its recommendation to the Board of Selectmen concerning 
relicensing of MediaOne in 1997, a new Task Force was appointed by the Board 
of Selectmen. A. Quincy Vale, Peter Nelson, Bradford Jackson, Ruth Kennedy 
and Jeffrey Hull, Assistant Town Manager were appointed. 

Since the Task Force has some degree of latitude with respect to its 
responsibilities and since the cable licensing process is complete with 
MediaOne, the committee's first order of business was to clarify the roles and 
responsibilities of the Cable T.V. Advisory Task Force. Agreement was reached 
on three major areas of focus: 

1. To monitor compliance with the cable license; 

2 . To serve as an advocate for cable subscribers and a watchdog for 
MediaOne ; and 

3 . To advise the Board of Selectmen concerning regulatory issues 
effecting cable service and to inform them of opportunities or 
alternatives which may benefit residents. 

In accordance with the terms of the cable license between the town and 
MediaOne, the Task Force initiated an evaluation of the cable company's 
performance one year into the new license. Written and oral comments were 
requested from Wilmington cable subscribers. A public hearing was held in the 
Town Hall Auditorium on Tuesday, May 5, 1998 to receive comments and to 




discuss issues of concern with MediaOne representatives. The public comment 
period was closed on May 19, 1998. 

Conclusions about MediaOne ' s performance were submitted to the Board of 
Selectmen at their July 13, 1998 meeting. Overall, the quality of MediaOne ' s 
provision of cable service to Wilmington cable subscribers was determined to 
be good. However, specific comments were presented in the areas of 
communication with the town, cable technology, customer service and a broad 
category entitled "other." Some issues of concern were the lack of 
communication from MediaOne that certain cable license deadlines would not be 
met, a problem with maintaining equal audio volume between cable programs and 
commercials and difficulties with receiving telephone calls from customers. 
The Selectmen accepted the report and issued correspondence to MediaOne which 
detailed the performance issues. 

Board of Health 

The office of the Board of Health is located in the Town Hall at 121 Glen Road 
in Room #5 and the Public Health Nurse's office is located off of the foyer of 
the Town Hall. The Board of Health consists of three members appointed for 
staggered three year terms by the Town Manager. Serving on the Board in 1998 
were Chairman James Ficociello, D.D.S. of 500 Main Street, Vice Chairman James 
Mahoney of 13 Gloria Way and Mr. Eugene Kritter of 11 Pilling Rd . The 
Director of Public Health is Gregory Erickson, R.S., C.H.O. The Health 
Inspector is Shelly DelGenio, C.E.H.T., the Public Health Nurse is Ann 
FitzGerald, R.N., the Animal Inspector is Ellen Davis, and the Director of 
Tobacco Control is Linda Kanter, R.N. The secretarial staff is shared with 
the Inspector of Buildings and the Board of Appeals and consists of Joan 
Goulet, Toni LaRivee and Wendy Martiniello. 

Field activities included inspections of restaurants, retail food stores, 
cafeterias in industrial buildings and schools, mobile food trucks, ice cream 
trucks, the Fourth of July activities, caterers, and other temporary food 
stands, percolation tests and soil evaluations, subsurface sewage disposal 
system inspections, nuisance complaints, hazardous waste spills, leaking 
underground storage tanks, housing inspections, lead paint determinations, 
smoking and tobacco law enforcement, lake water quality sampling and other 
miscellaneous inspections. 

The administrative duties of the office include the licensing and the 
enforcement of many of the above items, including issuing permits, enforcement 
orders, issuing citations, and holding hearings. Many meetings were attended 
in order to coordinate the planning and development within the town, including 
Board of Health meetings which are held twice monthly. Many court appearances 
were made for the enforcement of local and state regulations and laws. 

The department has successfully computerized many of the processes in the 
office which are repetitive and routine. This has increased the speed of 
service to the public and the effectiveness of record keeping. 

The Board of Health was awarded a grant of $27,802 by the Massachusetts 
Department of Public Health for the continuation of the Tobacco Control 



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Program. This program employs a part-time Director. In addition to community 
education, three hypnotherapy sessions for smoking cessation were held. These 
sessions are continuing into 1999. The program also provides support to the 
schools' efforts to maintain smoke-free schools. 

Our radon detection and survey program continues to provide low cost radon 
kits for the public as a result of an ongoing two year contract wherein 
residents of the Town of Wilmington have been able to purchase radon detection 
test kits (2 tests per kit) for $17.00 at the office of the Board of Health 
and receive important information for the reduction of radon and the 
associated risk of lung cancer by the radiation effects of radon gas. 

The annual rabies clinic for 
dogs and cats was held 
during the month of May. A 
total of 397 animals were 
vaccinated. Animal bites to 
humans remain a persistent 
problem. One rabid animal 
(skunk) was found in 
Wilmington . 

The Public Health nurse 
assisted with skin cancer 
screenings in May and 
prostate health in September 
at the Winchester Hospital 
Family Medical Center. 

The adolescent Hepatitis B immunization program continued at the North 
Intermediate, West Intermediate and High School. There were 254 students who 
received the series of 3 injections at 9 immunization clinics. Vaccine is 
provided free to all Massachusetts children under 19 years of age through the 
Massachusetts Department of Public Health. There were 48 students who 
received the measles, mumps and rubella immunization required for entry into 
1^^ grade. Seniors at Wilmington High School received tetanus diphtheria 
boosters and mantoux screening for tuberculosis. 

Flu and pneumonia clinics were held in the fall as well as the administration 
of the vaccines to the homebound, and Medicare Part B reimbursed the Board of 
Health the amount of $1,222. Three pertussis cases were confirmed in middle 
school students . This respiratory disease has reemerged in the adolescent 
population due to waning immunity from earlier vaccination with DTP received 
on entry to 1^^ grade . 

The Public Health Nurse attended conferences on cardiac and diabetic health 
issues, tuberculosis control, new immunizations and regulations and Local 
Health Institute planning for the year 2000. 

"The Yellow Dress" a play about domestic violence was performed on November 4, 
1998. This was sponsored by many community agencies and by a grant from the 
Department of Public Health for $1,200. 




Ecwl] yecir the Board of Health offers its rabies clinic. At the May 1998 clinic, 
397 (loi^s and cats were vaccinated. 



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The Town Beach had to be closed this year in the month of August due to high 
bacteria counts. The high population of Canada geese is the primary problem. 

A. Communicable Disease Control: 



1. Immunizations administered 74 
Office-Flu vaccinations administered 287 
Home-Flu vaccinations administered 46 
Clinic-Flu vaccinations administered 856 
Pneumovax administered 46 
Hepatitis B vaccinations administered 791 
Fees Collected (Medicare B) $1,222.00 
Flu distributed 735 

2. Communicable Diseases Reported 43 
Home Visits 

3. Tuberculosis Cases 
Office Visits 144 
Home Visits 1 

B . Public Health Nursing : 

1. Premature births/Newborn Report 

2. Morbidity-V.N. A. Calls/Office Visits 9 

3. General Health Supervision/Home Visits 197 
Office Visits (injections, weights) 99 
Telephone/Health Conference Call 164 

4. Hypertension Screening-Office Visits 385 

5. Diabetic Screening-Office Visits 18 
Fees Collected $10.00 

6. Skin Screening 50 
Hearing and Vision 
Blood Pressure 
Mantoux 14 
Prostate 5 

7. Senior Counseling/Drop- In Center 

Number of Sessions 4 

Hypertension Screening 874 

Diabetic Screening 17 

General Health (injections) 147 

Deming Way - Hypertension Screening 67 

8. Blood Lead Testing 4 

9. Blood Analyzer Testing Clients 38 
Total number of tests 105 
Fees Collected ' $360.00 



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10. , Meetings 58 

11. Vaccine Distribution 93 

12. TOTAL FEES COLLECTED $1,592.00 
C . Environmental Health: 

1. Transport/Haulers $3,800.00 
Stables 675.00 
Miscellaneous permit 3,590.00 
Percolation testing 4,350.00 
Sewage system permit 13,350.00 
Food establishment permit 8,595.00 
Installers permits 3,300.00 
Sub-Divisions reviews 500.00 
Massage Therapy/Funeral Directors 800.00 
Copies 5.60 
Court witness fees 
Nurse's total fee's collected 1,592.00 

TOTAL FEES COLLECTED $40,557.60 

2. Meetings Attended 121 

3. Disposal Works Construction Inspections 297 

4. No. of Septic Plans Reviewed/NEW 39 

5. No. of Septic Plans Reviewed/REPAIRS 119 

6. Food Establishment Inspections 

Food Service Inspection 128 

Retail Food 28 

Residential Kitchen 2 

Mobile Food 8 

7. Food Establishment Re- Inspections 

Food Service 11 

Retail Food 2 

Residential Kitchen 

Mobile Food 

8. Nuisance Complaint Inspections 4 7 

9. Nuisance Complaint Re- Inspections 46 

10. Housing Inspections 17 

11. Housing Re- Inspections 19 

12. Percolation Tests 192 

13 . Court Appearances 8 



14 . Hazardous Waste Investigations 3 

15. Camp Inspections 

16. Miscellaneous Inspections 112 

17. Lead Inspections 

18. Tobacco Control Program Inspections 36 

19. Title 5 Inspection Reports Received 260 



HoMsiirig Authority 

The Wilmington Housing Authority, organized in 1951, operates under the 
provisions of Chapter 121B of Massachusetts General Laws, Section VIII, 24CFR 
(Code of Federal Regulations) ; Chapter BOB of the State Procurement Law and 
State and Federal Code of Ethics. All state and federal programs are audited 
on an annual basis. A five-member Board of Commissioners, consisting of four 
elected and one state appointed member, oversees the Authority's policies and 
procedures. The Executive Director is charged with the administration of 
these procedures . 

The Authority provides affordable housing for 72 seniors and 13 families and 
includes conventional housing owned by the Authority. As always, the 
Authority gives first preference for housing to Wilmington residents. The 
Authority also services the Federal Section 8 Certificate Program. 

The senior citizen population of 60 years of age and over is the fastest 
growing population today and this poses a problem in providing enough housing 
for those seniors in failing health who cannot live totally independently, but 
who should not be placed in a nursing home. The Wilmington Housing 
Authority's tenants, in conjunction with Minuteman Home Care, receive home 
care and other social services in an effort to assist them to live 
independently . 

There were numerous vacancies in 1998 for the Senior Housing Development. 
However, there was only one vacancy in the low income properties and they are 
currently 100% leased. 

The Share Program was instituted in 1993 and since that time has doubled in 
size. A great deal of thanks to the organizers of this program and to the 
many seniors and other community activists who make this program work. 

The Wilmington Housing Authority and its Board of Commissioners would like to 
express our appreciation to the Wilmington Fire Department and Police 
Department for responding promptly in the many life threatening situations 
that we unfortunately have. We would also like to extend our appreciation to 
the Wilmington Department of Public Works for their assistance in keeping our 
roads clear during the inclement weather. Also to Michael Caira, Town 
Manager, and all the town employees who bring a better quality of living to 
all our tenants. 



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Veterans^ Services 

Veterans' Services is governed by the General Laws of Massachusetts, Chapter 
115, as amended, with strict compliance to this chapter, the rules and 
policies of which govern the disbursement of aid. 

Benefits are for the needy veteran and his immediate family who have been 
subject to unforeseen needs. Final approval of benefits comes from the 
Commissioner of Veterans' Services, Boston, Massachusetts. 

Total expended for aid to veterans and their families for the entire year was 
$7,334.00. The balance of the first six months of 1998 from previous 
appropriations was $2,011.00; total available funds beginning in July 1, 1998 
was $13,000.00. 

Additional benefits expended by the Veterans' Affairs Administration directly 
to the veteran population in Wilmington was $1,224,000 for the fiscal year 
ending June 30, 1998. This represents the amount of tax dollars not required 
to be expended for those who, because of circumstances, find it necessary to 
apply for aid. 




Mililary Honor Guard marches in the Memorial Day Parade. 



Town Counsel 



On January 1, 1998, there were pending the following actions by or against the 
town (exclusive of actions in which the town was merely summoned as trustee, 
and in which it had no interest, and of tax lien foreclosure proceedings in 
the Land Court and petitions for abatement before the Appellate Tax Board*) . 

Fosters Pond Improvement Association, Inc. et al v. Aldo Caira, et al , 
Middlesex Superior Court #78-4771 (action in the nature of certiorari re 
decision of Board of Selectmen granting earth removal permit) 

Town of Wilmington v. Robert Corey, aka, et al , Middlesex Superior Court 
(complaint alleging violation of Town Zoning By-Law and Inland Wetland Act) 

Dianna Holmes, et al v. Town of Wilmington , Suffolk Superior Court #54601 
(complaint for discrimination in violation of Chapter 151B) 

Ruth E. Marranzini, et al v. Bruce MacDonald, et al , Middlesex Superior Court 
(appeal from the decision of the Board of Appeals) 

William Baldwin, ppa, et al v. Town of Wilmington , Middlesex Superior Court 
#85-676 (claim for personal injury) 

Ralph Fiore Bus Service, Inc. v. Town of Wilmington, et al , Middlesex Superior 
Court #85-3048 (complaint under Mass. Antitrust Act, G.L.c.93) 

Joyce Corey v. Town of Wilmington, et al , Middlesex Superior Court #86-146W 
(claim for violation of civil rights and injunctive relief) 

James Bruce, Administrator, et al v. Clifford A. Singelais, et al Middlesex 
Superior Court #87-0838 (third party tort action for claim of negligence) 

Michelle A. Carbone, ppa, et al v. William Clifford, Administrator of the 
Estate of Mary E. Clifford v. Town of Wilmington, et al , Middlesex Superior 
Court (action for wrongful death pursuant to G.L.c.22 9, s.2 and third party 
claim G.L.C.231B) 

Charles Sullivan v. Bruce MacDonald, et al , Land Court (transferred from 
Middlesex Superior Court /appeal from decision of Board of Appeals) 

Max Johnson v. Bruce MacDonald, et al . Land Court (transferred from Middlesex 
Superior Court/appeal from decision of Board of Appeals) 

Richard Stuart, Trustee, et al v. Board of Appeals of the Town of Wilmington , 
Land Court #42097 (appeal of decisions of Board of Appeals denying 
reconsideration of a prior decision, denial of variances and denial of 
applications concerning Official Map (c.41, s.BlE)) 

Scott C. Reinhold v. Town of Wilmington, et al , Middlesex Superior Court #91- 
4078 (tort complaint for damages alleging tortious acts by the Wilmington 
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Priscilla Collins, Administratrix De Bonis Non of the Estate of Joseph James 
Roy V. Town of Wilmington , Middlesex Superior Court #92-4695 (action for 
personal injury) 

Mildred F. Woods, et al . v. Town of Wilmington , Appeals Court #97-P-0080 
(petition to determine zoning relevancy/appealed to the Appeals Court) 
consolidated with the case below 

Robert McSweeney v. Bruce MacDonald, et al . Appeals Court #97-P-57 (action for 
appeal of a decision of the Board of Appeals and claims under Massachusetts 
Constitution and Title 42, section 1983, U . S . C . /appealed to the Appeals 
Court) (appeals stayed at the Appeals Court pending Court imposed mediation) 

Presidential Development Corporation, et al v. Wilmington Planning Board , Land 
Court (appeal of a decision of the Planning Board pursuant to G.L.c.41, 
s . BIBB) 

Mary Nelson v. Louis Farkas , et al , Middlesex Superior Court #94-2516 
(complaint for judicial review of zoning decision) 

Joanne M. Cuoco, et al v. Gregory Erickson, et al , Woburn District Court 
#945CV1090 (appeal from decision of Board of Health) 

New England Landevelopment , Inc. v. Board of Appeals , Land Court #219125 
(action pursuant to G.L.C.40A, s.17 for judicial review of a Board of Appeals' 
decision) 

New England Landevelopment, Inc. v. Board of Appeals , Land Court #219126 
(action pursuant to G.L.C.40A, s.l7 for judicial review of a Board of Appeals' 
decision) 

William E. Leatham, III, et ux v. Town of Wilmington, et als, Middlesex 
Superior Court #95-4539 (complaint in ten counts alleging negligence and other 
matters contained in the complaint) 

State Ethics Commission v. Arthur R. Smith, Jr. , State Ethics Commission No. 
522 (hearing on alleged violation of ethics violation) 

State Ethics Commission v. James Russo , State Ethics Commission No. 523 
(hearing on alleged violation of ethics violation) 

Albert A. Cuoco, et al v. Town of Wilmington, et al . Land Court #226211 
(petition for declaratory judgment or to remove cloud on title) 

James Piro v. Board of Selectmen of the Town of Wilmington , Woburn District 
Court #9653CV0320 (petition for review under G.L. c.l40, s.157) 

Esis, Inc. and Amtrack v. Town of Wilmington , Quincy District Court #96CV0804 
(claims for property damage and personal damage) 

Brandon Cave v. Town of Wilmington , Middlesex Superior Court #96-5017 (claim 
for personal injury) 



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New England Landevelopment , Inc. v. Board of Appeals , Land Court #231224 
(action pursuant to G.L.c.41, S.81BB for judicial review of a Planning Board 
decision) 

Zeneca Inc. v. Daniel R. Stewart, et al , Middlesex Superior Court #96-5584 
(action for declaratory judgment and claim pursuant to administrative 
procedure act) 

Zeneca Inc. v. Daniel R. Stewart, et al , State Fire Marshall's Office (appeal 
of cease and desist order) 

James Joseph Randall, et ux v. Daniel P. Murphy, et al , Land Court #231644 
(claim for declaratory judgment and adjudication of rights concerning so- 
called paper street) 

Arthur R. Smith, Jr. v. Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Ethics Commission , 
Middlesex Superior Court #96-6682 (motion by the Town to intervene, allowed) 

Robert E. Vassallo, Jr., v. Town of Wilmington, et al , Civil Service 

Commission (claim of appeal pursuant to G.L. c.31, s.41 and claim of appeal 
pursuant to G.L. c.31, s.43) 

Robert E. Vassallo, Jr., v. Town of Wilmington, et al , American Arbitration 
Association (claim for grievance re: suspension) 

AFSCME Council 93, AFL-CIO and Town of Wilmington , American Arbitration 
Association (claim of grievance for Robert Mauriello - overtime pay) 

81 FF Realty Trust v. Town of Wilmington Planning Board and its Director , Land 
Court #236153 (appeal of Planning Board decision) 

81 FF Realty Trust, Roger Nelson v. Town of Wilmington Board of Appeals and 
Building Inspector , Land Court #237235 (complaint for judicial review of a 
decision of the Board of Appeals and Building Inspector) 

George Nelson v. Town of Wilmington Board of Appeals and Building Inspector , 
Land Court #237236 (complaint for judicial review of a decision of the Board 
of Appeals and Building Inspector) 

Mary Nelson v. Town of Wilmington Board of Appeals and Building Inspector , 
Land Court #237237 (complaint for judicial review of a decision of the Board 
of Appeals and Building Inspector) 

AFSCME Council 93, AFL-CIO, Local 1703 and Town of Wilmington , American 
Arbitration Association (claim of grievance for Class Action - sick leave 
bank) 

Lawrence F. Howe v. Town of Wilmington and Nancy Jane Slater , Land Court No. 
240631 (Petition for Declaratory Judgment To Remove Cloud on Title) 

David Doucette and Linda Doucette v. Charles E. Boyle, et al . , Middlesex 
Superior Court #97-4669 (Zoning Appeal) 



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Michael Stuart a/k/a Michael T. Stuart, et al . v. Town of Wilmington , Land 
Court No. 37162-S-1996-11; 3 6 146 - S - 1 996 - 10 ; 231790 Misc. Case (rights in 
Claremont Street, Wilmington, MA) 

Colonial Gas Company of Lowell, Middlesex County v. Town of Wilmington, 
Wilmington, MA; Robert P. Palmer of Wilmington, Middlesex County , Middlesex 
Superior Court No. 97-5048 (seeks declaratory and injunctive relief against 
Town for street openings) 

Christine Bramante and Howard M. Cohen v. Superintendent Geraldine O'Donnell 
and Town of Wilmington , Middlesex Superior Court #97-5683 (complaint 
concerning bus location) (defense to be provided by School Committee counsel) 

Priscilla Carciofi v. Town of Wilmington , Lowell District Court #97-llCV-2713 
(complaint concerning money owed to her for being mini-bus driver for the Town 
of Wilmington) (defense to be provided by School Committee counsel and 
insurance company) 

New England Landevelopment , Inc. v. Board of Appeals, et al . , Land Court 
Department #243915 (complaint for judicial review of decision of the Board of 
Appeals) 

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* There are pending as of January 1, 1998, separate petitions for 

abatements before the Appellate Tax Board, many involving claims for 
several different years. 

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During the year 1998, the following new actions were brought against the Town 
of Wilmington or its officers or agents: 

Robert E. Vassallo, Jr. v. Town of Wilmington and Daniel R. Stewart , MCAD No . 
97BEM4776 (Complaint for discrimination on the basis of sex. In violation of 
M.G.L. C.151B, S.41 PI) 

Carl F. Arrigoni v. Steven S. Morrisroe and Town of Wilmington , Middlesex 
Superior Court No. 97-6553 (Complaint for motor vehicle tort) 

AFSCME Council 93, AFL-CIO, Local 1703 and Town of Wilmington , American 
Arbitration Association (claim for grievance for Robert Gearty - Denied 
Overtime) ARB#98-154-NS- JPG 

AFSCME Council 93, AFL-CIO, Local 1703 and Town of Wilmington , American 
Arbitration Association (claim for grievance for Robert Gearty - Denied 
Overtime) ARB#98 - 177 -NS - JG 



AFSCME Council 93, AFL-CIO, Local 1703 and Town of Wilmington , American 
Arbitration Association (claim for grievance for Robert Gearty - Denied 
Overtime) ARB#98-178-NS- JG 



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AFSCME Council 93, AFL-CIO, Local 1703 and Town of Wilmington . American 
Arbitration Association (claim for grievance for Robert Gearty - Denied 
Overtime) ARB#98 - 179-NS - JG 



AFSCME Council 93, AFL-CIO, Local 1703 and Town of Wilmington . American 
Arbitration Association (claim for grievance for Robert Olson - Docked Pay) 
ARB#98-180-NS- JG 

AFSCME Council 93, AFL-CIO, Local 1703 and Town of Wilmington , American 
Arbitration Association (claim for grievance for Susan MacDonald - Sick Leave 
Bank) ARB#11 390 01371 97 

James W. Mangano v. Town of Wilmington . Middlesex Superior Court, C.A. No. 
MICV98-02257 (Complaint for Declaratory Judgment concerning sale of land) 
(Town of Wilmington Motion For Summary Judgment Allowed; case dismissed by 
Superior Court/Plaintiff has claimed an Appeal to the Appeals Court) 

Brian Dionne and Jean- Frances Dionne and Craig S. Newhouse, Trustee of 
Littlewood Realty Trust v. The Town of Wilmington and any person claiming any 
interest in Winston Avenue , Land Court, C.A. No. 250335 (claim to QUIET 
TITLE) 

AFSCME Council 93, AFL-CIO, Local 1703 and Town of Wilmington DPW American 
Arbitration Association (Grievance: Mark Wagstaff - Holiday overtime 
compensation #98-322-NS-JG) 

Nextel V. Zoning Board of Appeals 

Claim of Appeal from adverse decision of Zoning Board of Appeals filed in the 
U.S. District Court, Boston Docket No. 98-CV12051 (Judge R. G. Stearns) 

Altron, Inc. v. Town of Wilmington 

Application for Abatement of sewer user charges before Board of Water and 
Sewer Commissioners and Complaint for Relief containing several Counts and 
Counterclaim of Town filed in Middlesex Superior Court Docket No. 98-5403 

lAFF, Local 1370 and Town of Wilmington American Arbitration Association 
(Grievance: Walter Sowyrda #11 390 02101 98) 

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During the year 1998, the following new actions were brought by or on behalf 
of the Town: 

Town of Wilmington v. Christine Dore , Woburn District Court 
Action of Summary Process For Possession 

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During the year 1998, the following actions by or against the Town were 
disposed of : 

Ruth Tkachuk. . et al v. Wilmington Board of Appeals, et al, . Land Court 
Department #195418 (action for zoning relief) . Disposed of by compliance with 
Wilmington Zoning^ By-law and Stipulation of Dismissal. 



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AFSCME Council 93 Local 1703 and Town of Wilmington , American Arbitration 
Association (claim of grievance for Class Action - Alarm Duties) . Disposed of 
by Arbitration Award finding no violation by the Town of the Collective 
Bargaining Agreement . 

AFSCME Council 93, AFL-CIO, Local 1703 and Town of Wilmington , American 
Arbitration Association (claim for grievance for Ray Parker, Jr. - bypassed 
for overtime) 

Kevin F. MacDonald v. Town of Wilmington Planning Board , Middlesex Superior 
Court #96-6416 (complaint for equitable relief concerning surety bond filed 
pursuant to G.L. c.41, S.81U) . Disposed of by dismissal with prejudice by 
Court . 

AFSCME Council 93 Local 1703 and Town of Wilmington , American Arbitration 
Association (claim of grievance for Class Action - Sick Leave Bank) . Disposed 
of - Grievance denied by Arbitrator after trial . 

Colonial Gas Company of Lowell, Middlesex County v. Town of Wilmington, 
Wilmington, MA; Robert P. Palmer of Wilmington, Middlesex County , Middlesex 
Superior Court No. 97-5048 (seeks declaratory and injunctive relief against 
Town for street openings) closed 10/16/98 

Lawrence F. Howe v. Nancy Jane Slater, et al . , Land Court Docket No. 240631 
(Town has no interest in disposition) ; closed 10/19/98 

Town of Wilmington v. Christine Dore , Woburn District Court 

Judgment and execution issued for the Town of Wilmington; closed 12/3/98 



Historical Commission 

The Wilmington Historical Commission was proud of the part it played in the 
publication of Paul Chalifour's book, IMAGES OF AMERICA: WILMINGTON. 

The Commission participated in the Friends of the Library's, "Meet the 
Authors," program which featured Paul Chalifour and Gerry O'Reilly. 

The Commission hosted "An Evening With World War II Veterans" program in which 
Wilmington's veterans shared their sometimes painful remembrances of the War. 

The Commission received several donations for the Harnden Tavern and 
Wilmington Museum. The foremost of these were an 18"*^ Century organ once 
owned by "Kenny Penny" Sargent and a large collection of photos and 
memorabilia of Wilmington's Ames family. Other old and historical gifts were 
a gentleman's jacket, a work box, books, tax records, medals and maps. The 
Commission purchased a wooden "Apollo Chocolates" box relating to the Robert's 
Estate on Burlington Avenue. 

The Historical Commission continues to periodically update the display cases 
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The Colonel 
Joshua Harnden 
Tavern is open 
for free tours 
on the first 
Sunday of the 
month from 2:00 
to 4:00 p.m. 
The Commission 
also hosts 
students and 
civic groups on 
private tours of 
the Tavern . 

The Friends of 
the Harnden 
Tavern 

successfully- 
hosted 

Strawberry and 
Harvest Festivals; 
along with a festive 
Christmas Social . 

Memberships in the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Historic 
Massachusetts were renewed. 

The Historical Commission thanks the Public Buildings Department for the work 
they continue to do in the preservation of the Harnden Tavern and old West 
School. They most recently rebuilt the doors to the Tavern's Carriage House. 

The Historical Commission meets on the second Monday of the month in the 
Harnden Tavern . 

Carter Lecture Fimd 

The Carter Lecture Fund Committee presents a yearly program for the 
information and enjoyment of the local community. This is made possible 
because of a bequest left in 1910 by Sarah D. J. Carter. The committee, a 
group of five volunteers appointed by the Town Manager and Selectmen, meets to 
discuss the merit of several programs. Travelogues, musicals, comedies, etc. 
are perused until one is decided upon. 

Mrs. Betty Bigwood provided an excellent lecture in 1998 on the history and 
future of the Middlesex Canal. 

Members of the committee are: Elizabeth White, Chairperson; Ann Berghaus, 
Andrea Houser, Dorothy Lafionatis and Adele Passmore. 




Wilmington luis many heauliful old colonials — one of the best is the Harnden Tavern. 



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Public Buildiirigs Departmeiit 



The Public Buildings Department is responsible for the maintenance of all town 
and school buildings . We are responsible for the cleaning and sanitary 
conditions for town employees, school children and personnel and the general 
public . 

The following are the highlights of some of the projects completed during 
1998 : 

The Senior Citizen Center dance floor was refinished and dining floor area had 
new carpet installed. 

New carpet was installed at the Town Hall. 

A section of roof on the Shawsheen School was replaced above classroom area. 
The 4"^ of July building had a fresh coat of paint applied. 
Voting machines were programmed and set up for election. 
High School gym was set up for the Annual Town Meeting. 

Chairs and choral risers were moved from school to school for musical concerts 
and plays . 

New lexon windows were installed in the rear of the Woburn Street and 
Shawsheen Schools. 

During the summer all schools were prepared for a successful opening in 
September . 

Changes were done in the library for a handicap accessible entrance and second 
floor toilet facilities. 

New doors were made and installed at the carriage house of the Harnden Tavern. 

I gratefully acknowledge the support of the Board of Selectmen, Town Manager, 
town departments, school administration and especially all the employees of 
the Public Buildings Department for their continued help, support and 
cooperation making 1998 a productive year. 

Permanent Building Committee 

The Permanent Building Committee has been very busy so far this year. We have 
recommended and the Town has hired a resident engineer/clerk of works to 
oversee the building of the new middle school . We have recommended to the 
Town Manager that R. W. Granger, being the apparent low bidder, be awarded the 
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Work was started with site preparation and the installation of temporary 
fencing. Weekly job meetings have started and the project is on schedule. 

The new public safety building is in the design phase and it is expected to go 
out for public bid early summer with construction to begin shortly thereafter. 
A resident engineer/clerk of works will be hired to oversee that operation. 
We expect to have a very busy schedule next year with up-date meetings on both 
projects along with new business. 

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Board of Selectmen, Town Manager, 
town departments, school administration and especially the people of 
Wilmington to help us in looking ahead to the completion of these much needed 
proj ects . 

Recreatioiri Department 

The Recreation Department completed its 28th year with a full-time Director. 
Along with the full-time Director is a full-time Senior Clerk and a part-time 
office assistant. The department office is located in Room 8 in Town Hall. 
Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

Assisting and advising the department is the Recreation Commission. This 
volunteer board which was formed in 1953, acts in an advisory and policy 
making capacity. Members are: Jay Tighe, Chairman; William Savosik, Vice 
Chairman; Deborah Gray, Secretary; Larry Noel and Charles Burns. 
Commissioners are active in such various related groups as Master Plan 
Advisory Committee, Elks, Girl Scouts and other organizations. 

Even though the Recreation Department remains small, with only two full-time 
employees, it represents the second largest industry (leisure) in our country. 
Over 60 part-time employees, along with many volunteers, help run the 
department's programs. The department offers, on a year-round basis, an ever- 
changing slate of activities for all ages of local citizens. 




The Recreation Department offers a diverse number of activities including CPR training. 



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We keep in mind the following guidelines as we plan recreation opportunities 
for the town: 



provide opportunities for self-expression 

offer programs which develop a sense of personal worth 

provide activities that allow for personal achievement and 

accomplishment 

provide activities that are fun and enjoyable 

provide physical activities which are new and different, offering 
a certain amount of challenge to participants 

teach skills in various activities that will have carryover value 
in later life 

provide a variety of healthy and diversified programs 
make programs as accessible to all as possible 



A local 
recreation 
survey taken 
several years 
ago provided 
valuable 
information and 
direction . 
Survey results 
showed that : 

a) respondents 
placed 

recreation as a 
high priority 
public service, 

b) our 

dependence upon user fees with tax support is the desired way of financing the 
department, c) most respondents participate in a recreation program, d) age 
groups, in order, needing more recreation are junior high age, middle age, 
then pre-school. 



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An afternoon exploring "weird science. " 



Our departmental funding comes from a variety of sources . The town 
appropriated budget provides for a full-time director and clerk, a part-time 
office assistant, summer special needs program and some supplies. Program 
fees and donations heavily supplement the town funded budget. We are pleased 
with our continued ability to offer high quality programs at very reasonable 
costs. We are able to do this because we utilize fund raising methods which 
are services too. These services are: various trips and programs. Town Hall 
Pepsi and snack machine, sale of Wilmington sweatshirts and t-shirts, sale of 
Entertainment Books, sale of Ski Books and canoe rental. 

Volunteers, as always, play a key role in providing two dollars worth of 
service for every dollar spent. We utilize volunteers in varying capacities 
in many of our programs . They provide a valuable service and gain much 
themselves by volunteering. This past year we again utilized 100 hours of 
service from a senior citizen who participated in the Senior Citizen Property 



Tax Work Off Program. We also receive much help from local businesses and 
organizations. Some of these invaluable contributors are: Lions Club, 
Kiwanis, Chamber of Commerce, AFSCME Units 1 and 2, Tewksbury/Wilmington Elks, 
Knights of Columbus, Police Association, Analog Devices, Stelio's Restaurant, 
F & R Auto Supply, Moore Temps, Video Paradise, Zeneca Resins, Lowell 5^ 
Savings, Burger King, Sweetheart Cup, Dandi-Lyons, Auxiliary Police, Pepsi 
Cola, DeMoulas, MASSBANK for Savings, Shriners and Ski Haus . We continue to 
search for new and innovative ways to generate needed funds to keep costs low 
for the recreation consumer. 

The Recreation Department is involved, in varying degrees, with other 
recreation oriented groups. In this capacity we serve as a quasi-consulting 
agency. We also loan recreation equipment to families and groups for various 
functions. We program use of the Shawsheen Tech pool for scouts and other 
groups. We also use this pool for our summer swim lessons program. We are a 
handy information source and referral agency answering a wide variety and a 
large number of questions every day. 



Our basic programs for the year were: Santa's Workshop, Horribles Parade, 
Basketball League (WRBL) , Adult Gym, Swimming Lessons, CPR, Gymnastics, 
Aerobics, Cinema Discounts, Discounts to Other Commercial Recreation 
Enterprises, Discount Coupons, Disney on Ice at FleetCenter, Florida 

Discounts, T-Ball, Easter 
Egg Hunt, Circus and 
Globetrotter Tickets at 
FleetCenter, Celtics and 
Revolution Tickets, Tickets 
to Rugrats, Summer 
Playgrounds, Tiny Tots, Fun 
With Music, Special Needs 
Summer Program, Public Beach 
Lifeguard Supervision, Canoe 
Rental, Tennis Lessons, 
Concerts on the Common, 
Fishing Derby, Co-ed 
Volleyball, Free Loan of 
Fishing, Canoeing, Disney, 
Soccer, Aerobics, Hawaii and 
other VCR tapes. Video Camp, 
Guitar Lessons, Police 
Association Beach Day, 
Easter Coloring Contest, 
Sale of Entertainment 
Discount Books, Special 
Needs Trips to the Shriners 
Rodeo and Circus, Ballroom 
and Country Western Dancing 
Lessons, Children's Tea Parties, Weird Science Workshops, Kinder Karate, 
Junior Basketball, Topsfield Fair Tickets, Big "E" Tickets, Sale of Ski 
Discount Books, Summer Youth Basketball League and Clinics, Golf Lessons, Play 
Gym, Letters from Santa, Town Park Softball Leagues, Sale of Tickets to Water 
Country, Baby Sitting Courses, Kids Craft Classes, Adult Craft Classes, Junior 
and Intermediate Bowling Leagues and Flower Show Tickets. 




A visit from the Loch Ness Monster. 




Our trips continue to grow in popularity. Day trips included: Flower Show, 
Olympic Figure Skating Show, Old Deerfield, Boston Duck Tours, Newport, Cape 
Cod, Block Island, Plymouth Plantation, Essex, CT, Casco Bay, Gloucester 
Cruise, Christmas Shopping in New York City, other trips to New York City, 
Cranes Beach Sand Castle Day, Red Sox, Connecticut Casinos (Ledyard and 
Mohegan Sun) and Nantucket. Theatre trips included: Boston Pops, Miss 
Saigon, Grease, Riverdance, Christmas Carol, Chicago, Annie, Nutcracker, Blue 
Man Group, Beauty and the Beast, and Fosse. During the summer we took 
playground, tiny tots and special needs participants on many field trip 
excursions. Overnight trips included: Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach 
and New York City. We even took adventurers to Bermuda and Washington D.C. 

We try to remain versatile and receptive to new ideas and trends. Due to 
change in demand and other factors, we change our offerings each year. We 
continue to see an increase in the number of participants in many of our 
programs especially youth programs. Our trips for seniors, adults and 
families provide much needed revenue. These trips are in great demand also. 
Arts and crafts programs for children and adults continue to expand too. 

Some other groups that offer leisure type programs in Wilmington are: Little 
League, Elderly Services Department, Youth Hockey, Pop Warner, Figure Skating 
Club, Square Dancing, Youth Soccer, July 4th Committee, Community Schools, 
Council for the Arts, Scouts, Campfire and the Skating Rink. Schools and 
churches round out the active recreation picture. The independent Youth 
Center at St. Thomas is a big plus for teens. There is a new play area at the 
beach thanks to Kiwanis. 

The lack of commercial recreation in Wilmington, such as bowling centers and 
movie theaters and the lack of agencies such as YMCA's and Boys/Girls Clubs 
stress the importance of town support for this department, especially now with 
a growing youth population and a growing demand for recreation opportunities. 




Easier Ei^i^ Hum on Town Common. 



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Library 



In accordance with the By-laws of the Town of Wilmington, the Memorial 
Library's Annual Report for 1998, with accompanying statistics, is herewith 
submitted . 

It is gratifying to report that in 1998 the library made significant progress 
toward meeting goals established in the library's Long Range Plan for 1995 to 
2000. These goals support the library's mission "to ensure that all people of 
Wilmington have free and open access to information and ideas." 

The Long Range Plan included a needs analysis which identified problems with 
the present library building that limit optimum service. An important 
planning step was taken this past year in meeting the goal to improve the 
library's physical facilities so that service may be more effectively 
provided. Nolan Lushington, a library building consultant, was hired in April 
to prepare a library building program. After working with the Library 
Director and staff for six months and meeting with Trustees, members of the 
Friends of the Library and a cross-section of residents, he recommended that a 
new facility be built which would "provide adequate space for books and other 
library materials for the next twenty years with a design that will permit 
efficient service in a welcoming atmosphere, and interior flexibility for 
integrating changing information technologies." Mr. Lushington presented the 
building program to the Permanent Building Committee at their December 
meeting. The library hopes to move forward in 1999 with a feasibility study 
that will result in schematic designs for an expanded or new library facility. 

The library also implemented a short term space needs plan. With the help of 
the Public Buildings Department, book stacks and furniture were moved and/or 
removed to provide space for computer equipment, seating, and library 
materials. This plan also resulted in improved lighting and privacy for 
patrons using computers. Handicapped accessibility was improved by renovating 
a restroom and automating a side entrance to the library. 

The Friends of the Library gave the library four new lounge chairs and two end 
tables for the magazine reading area, making that area more attractive and 
comfortable for patrons. The success of the Friends' first annual book sale 
on July 4"'' helped make this gift possible. 

One goal, which is vital to the library's mission, is to improve access and 
use of the library's collection and services. When the library expanded its 
hours in September to include Monday and Wednesday evenings, a significant 
step was taken towards meeting this goal. The last time the library was open 
four nights a week until 9 p.m. was in 1981. These additional hours give more 
patrons more opportunities to use the resources of the library. 

An increase in the number of programs for both children and adults resulted in 
heightened use and awareness of the library. Thanks to the Friends of the 
Library, more quality programs for adults were presented in 1998 bringing new 
patrons to the library. In January, the Friends presented the library's first 



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author program with Gary Goshgarian, the author of "The Stone Circle." In 
June, Ken Gloss, the proprietor of the Brattle Book Shop, gave an informative 
program on rare books. Fall programs included a program on Wilmington's 
history with local historical authors and a program on antique appraisal with 
a local antique dealer. 

The busy Children's Department was heavily used with over 5,000 children and 
parents attending children's programs during the year. "The Community 
Partnerships for Children" grant through the Massachusetts Department of 
Education funded special programs that brought talented performers to the 
library. More story hour times were added in order to accommodate all 
preschool children interested in participating in this popular library 
program . 

"Homebound Delivery Service" improved access to the library to Wilmington 
residents who are permanently or temporarily homebound due to a disability or 
health problem. This service is offered through the gracious volunteer help 
of the Friends of the Library who deliver books to homebound residents. 

The library continues to increase awareness of services and encourage use 
through weekly press releases and a monthly calendar of events. Over 1,000 
residents registered for a library card in 1998 and daily library visits 
continue to average over 400 per day. 

By improving its book collection and its information technology resources this 
past year, the library made significant progress toward meeting its goal to 
improve the library's materials collection to better serve the interest and 
needs of the community. Three Internet PC workstations were put on line in the 
fall, giving patrons access to local and global information resources. New 
items, which were added to the collection totaled 4,717 representing a 50% 
increase in the number of new items compared to 1988 acquisition statistics. 

Library staff improved their technical skills and library knowledge by 
attending regional workshops and conferences, thereby working toward the vital 
goal "to continue to develop a skilled and knowledgeable staff". Kudos to the 
staff for their hard work and dedication. They have made a marked difference 
in the quality of library service provided to our patrons. 

As we evaluate our progress toward meeting the goal to increase library 
funding, we acknowledge the increase in municipal support, which enabled the 
library to expand its hours and improve its materials collection and 
technology resources. Supplemental funding support also came from various 
other sources in 1998. The Friends of the Library continued to contribute to 
the improvement of library services with their volunteer time and financial 
support. The library received local Arts Council Grants, which funded five 
programs in 1998. The library benefited from "The Community Partnerships for 
Children Grant" which provided preschool programs and resources. Library 
Museum Passes were once again funded by the following organizations: 
Wilmington Community Fund, Wilmington Elementary School PACS , Wilmington 
Council for the Arts, Wilmington Garden Club and the Friends of the Library. 
The Wilmington Lions Club gave the Children's Department $500 for establishing 
a "Books on Tape" collection. Memorial Gifts from individuals totaled $4,418. 
The library summer reading program "Unlock the Mystery - Read, " received 



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incredible support from local businesses including donations of prizes, 
refreshments and a ride in a Rolls Royce . 

The goal to organize a Friends of the Library was realized last year. The 
Friends, with over 150 members, have contributed enormously to improvements in 
library service this past year. We express our gratitude to all members, 
especially the Executive Board, whose commitment and enthusiasm helped make 
the Wilmington Memorial Library a better one for the community in 1998 . 

The final goal of the library's Long Range Plan focuses on enhancing Trustee 
development and visibility as library advocates. Members of the Board of 
Library Trustees this past year were each involved in various roles that 
supported the library's goals including working with the Library Director on 
the building program, attending state library conferences and working with the 
Friends of the Library. Maureen Rounds resigned as library trustee in 
October. Town Manager Michael Caira appointed Joan Grady to the Board as her 
replacement . 

In 1999, the library will update its Long Range Plan and determine what new 
goals and objectives should be established to fulfill its mission and meet the 
needs of the community in the 21^" century. 

LIBRARY STAFF 

Administration : 
Christina Stewart, Library Director 
Gloria Corcoran, Part-time Administrative Assistant 

Adult Services : 
Laura Hodgson, Reference and Adult Service Librarian 
Linda Callahan, Circulation Librarian 
Bethany Hinton, Part-time Reference Librarian 
Linda Berlik, Ruth Ellen Donnelly, Meena Swaminathan, 
Gena Weaver, Part-time Library Assistants 
Justin Corrigan, Lauren Giannotti, Amanda Gustin, 
Michele Haynes, Anthony Szabo, Part-time Library Pages 

Children's Services: 
Susan MacDonald, Children's Librarian 
Barbara Michaud, Assistant Children's Librarian 
Karen Whitfield, Children's Circulation Assistant 
Arlene TenDyke, Part-time Story Hour Assistant 
Elizabeth Berlik, Benjamin DeGennaro, Alicia Kendall, 
Maya Persuad-Dubey , David Merry, Part-time Library Pages 

Technical Services : 
Laurel Toole, Head of Technical Services 
Anna Percuoco, Technical Services Assistant 
Dorothy Wiberg, Technical Services Assistant 



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Children's 
Programs 

1998 




Wilmington Memorial Library 

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LIBRARY STATISTICS FOR 1998 



Hours Open Weekly 
Winter 



Summer 



Monday through Saturday 9-5 
Monday through Thursday evenings 5-9 

Monday through Friday 9-5 
Monday through Thursday evenings 5-9 

Population 

Number New Patrons Registered 

Total Registered Borrowers 

Number of Items in Collection 

Books 90,369 

Books on Tape 6 51 

Compact Discs 334 

Audio Cassettes 351 

Videos 983 

Miscellaneous 840 
Items per capita 

Subscriptions 

Newspapers 

Periodicals 

Microfilm 

Museum Passes 

Circulation 

Circulation per capita 

Interlibrary Loan 

From other libraries 
To other libraries 

Reserves 

Reference and Reader's Services 

Meeting Room Reservations 

Library Programs 

Pre-school 108 

Summer Reading Program 1 

Group visits 15 

Special programs 26 

Adult programs 18 

Total attendance at programs 

Pre-school 2,867 

Summer Reading Program 5 95 

Group visits 217 

Special programs 2,107 

Adult programs 3 59 



7.21 



2,210 
2, 683 



64 
48 

21, 094 
1, 108 
13, 732 
93, 528 



4.43 
8 

159 
4 

8 

152, 149 
4 , 893 

4, 200 
21, 009 
258 
167 



6, 145 



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Elderly Service: 



This year has been a fun and exciting year. With a new director, as of 
January 1998, the center was able to establish new programs and projects 
throughout the Senior Center and the community. We were able to start a 
monthly "Social Calendar" in February of 1998, not only to have the seniors 
within the Center know all the daily programs and social events but also the 
seniors in the community. This is accomplished by developing an open 
enrollment monthly mailing list for both Home Delivered Meal recipients and 
other seniors in the community. To coincide with this calendar, there is now 
a "Social Bulletin Board." This provides the seniors with the daily events and 
events in other parts of the community. 

Many weekly activities continue to be available to the seniors. These 
activities include exercise classes, arts and crafts, art class 
(painting and drawing), line dancing, sing-a-long groups, wood shop, bingo, 
nutritional classes, ceramics, sewing, knitting, crocheting and card games. 
We also are fortunate to have a town nurse who visits weekly to provide blood 
pressure clinics, B-12 shots, diabetic screenings and monthly cholesterol 
screenings . For seniors unable to make it to the Center due to health 
ailments, she is able to make home visits. Other monthly services include 
podiatrist, hearing aid specialist and the SHINE coordinator. Volunteer 
accountants from AARP come yearly to assist elders with their taxes. 



Due to the increase in 
transportation needs for 
the elderly in our 
community, the town has a 
full-time van driver as 
of July 1998. Our van is 
equipped to handle two 
wheelchairs along with 
six other regular seats . 
We are now more able to 
transport seniors to 
their needed medical 
appointments, shopping 
and to the Senior Center. 
The van continues to be a 
vital service to the 
elders of Wilmington. 
This service is further 
complemented by our full- 
time respite care worker. She also provides needed transportation, but with 
one-on-one attention. This may include transportation for radiation 
treatments. X-rays and blood transfusions. She was able to make 709 personal 
visits to seniors in the community. This position is a very vital role for 
the community. It keeps the Center in contact with seniors who are unable to 
get out on their own and who are unable to visit the Senior Center. She has 
also assisted many seniors in applying for fuel assistance and other important 
social welfare-type applications. The respite care worker has made several 




Senior citizen contingent at the Memorial Day Parade. 



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referrals to other outside agencies that can help provide services to seniors 
within their own home without having to be placed in a nursing home. 

Another vital part of the Senior Center is our Home Delivered Meals Program. 
This past year the numbers have increased from 11,720 meals delivered in 1997 
to 15,966 meals delivered in 1998. This program provides the seniors of 
Wilmington with one hot meal five days a week, for the minimal cost of a 
dollar a meal . Keep in mind that this is the only daily communication some 
seniors have. The seniors that are able to get out have the opportunity to 
have a hot lunch at the High School Congregate Site. This not only gives them 
the opportunity for a hot meal but a time to see their peers. This year 3,236 
meals were served. 

Some of the new programs developed this year are: The "Homebound Library 
Program" where the Senior Center was able to collaboratively work with the 
Wilmington Memorial Public Library, where volunteers deliver books, tapes and 
videos to homebound elders on a regular basis; the "Food Pantry Box" where, on 
a weekly basis, donated food collected by the Senior Center is delivered to 
the Wilmington Food Pantry to assist the needy families in our town; "Audio 
Cassette Library, " a program made possible by a donation of 77 tapes to the 
Senior Center. A listing of books along with the authors are made available 
to the seniors to borrow on a weekly basis. In May, the Center was chosen to 
participate in a unique exercise program called "Rise and Shine." The Senior 
Center in collaboration with the VNA of Middlesex East were able to offer this 
twelve-week program due to a grant from Minuteman Home Care. The purpose is 
to prevent falls of the older adult through increased strengthening, 
flexibility and endurance training. Also, the Senior Center wanted to be able 
to give back to the community so a Wilmington Scholarship Fund was developed. 
In May 1999, the seniors will be able to present a scholarship to a senior of 
Wilmington High School who has an interest in social work and/or gerontology; 
lastly, the Senior Center wanted to do something special for the holiday 
season. We had a holiday tree called the "Giving Tree." This tree gave the 
community the opportunity to help elderly people in their town. The response 
was overwhelming. There were over 50 families and individuals who responded. 
All seniors who received the wonderful gifts were extremely appreciative. 

This year the Center was also fortunate to have two interns. One intern was 
from Plymouth State College, who put in 400 hours of service. The other came 
from the Geriatric Certification Program at University of Massachusetts. Each 
intern was a true asset to the Center. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the following for their 
generous donations in 1998. Dunkin' Donuts for their daily supply of donuts; 
Tewksbury/Wilmington Elks for their Thanksgiving Dinner Dance that served 250 
seniors this year; Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs for their monthly donations for 
financially strapped elders; Kiwanis for their dinner and entertainment at the 
Knights of Columbus Hall; Lions Club for their annual catered homebound meal; 
Masonic Friendship Lodge for the brand new fax machine; Hunnenman-Codwell 
Banker for their monthly Tea Social donation; William Cavanaugh, owner of 
Cavanaugh's Funeral Home, for the yearly donation of 10 popular magazine 
subscriptions; Maple Meadow Gardens for their annual Christmas Tree and to all 
the clubs and businesses who donated for raffle give-a-ways and who donated 
heating oil to needy elderly residents. 



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Thanks to the Town Manager, Michael Caira, and all the town department heads 
for your help and ongoing assistance. Thanks to the seniors who volunteered 
hundreds of hours visiting lonely seniors in their homes, hospitals and 
nursing homes; for the volunteers who delivered holiday catered meals to the 
home bound; also to the instructors that volunteer faithfully every week to 
instruct classes and programs. Thanks to all that made it possible for our 
first year of the "Giving Tree" a huge success. Lastly, thanks to all who 
gave their time and money in making the Senior Citizen Holiday Fair a success 
again this year. 

Commission on Disabilities 

The Wilmington Commission on Disabilities is a commission established to 
address the issues and concerns of the disabled community, their families and 
other interested parties. 

A continuing project of the Commission is to insure an up-to-date Handicapped 
Resource Manual . The purpose of this manual is to provide to the community a 
complete reference of handicapped services. The Commission is continually 
updating this resource manual . Anyone interested in having services listed, 
or have a change in location, phone number, contact person, or any other 
significant modification, should feel free to contact any of the 
commissioners . 

We continue to have a positive relationship with the Wilmington ADA Committee 
and the Wilmington Special Needs Advisory Council . We look forward to working 
with these groups to continue to provide essential resources and assistance 
for the disabled. 

The following is a list of the Commission's most recent accomplishments: 

• The Commission recommended, and the Board of Selectmen approved, increased 
fines for handicapped parking violations. The fines have increased from 
$10.00 to $100.00. 

• The Commission on Disabilities, in conjunction with students from 
Shawsheen Valley Technical High School, will be designing a web site. 
This will be an extension of the Town of Wilmington web site. The 
Commission welcomes any input from the community regarding the contents of 
the site. 

• We have assisted handicap residents with essential services such as 
transportation and signage, offered referrals and supports in-house 
modifications . 

• Currently working with town officials to enroll essential town members in 
the Access Monitor Training program. 

• The Commission is in the process of designing a questionnaire to determine 
future needs of the disabled population in the community. 



Board of Appeals 



Case 1-98 Ralph Newhouse Map 6 Parcel 22 

A special permit in accordance with Sec. 5.3.4 to authorize a hammerhead lot 
for property located on Lot 1, 496 Shawsheen Avenue. 

Granted - meets the criteria of Sec. 5.3.4. 



Case 2-98 Ralph Newhouse Map 2 3 Parcel 7 



A special permit in accordance with Sec. 5.3.4 to authorize a hammerhead lot 
for property located on Lot 4, 4 96 Shawsheen Avenue. 

Granted - meets the criteria of Sec. 5.3.4. 



Case 3-98 Cynthia Palaro, Trustee Map 43 Parcel 4A 

A special permit authorizing the reduction in the parking requirements of Sec. 
6.4.3 for a retail business located in a General Business Zone at 277 Main 
Street . 

Granted - in harmony with Sec. 6.4.3, with the condition that this special 

permit shall apply only to the current retail use. 



Case 4-98 James Andella Map 63 Parcel pt 3A 

A special permit in accordance with Sec. 5.3.4 to authorize a hammerhead lot 
for property located on Lot 1 Wildwood Street. 

Granted - meets the criteria of Sec. 5.3.4. 



Case 5-98 James Andella Map 63 Parcel pt 3A 

A special permit in accordance with Sec. 5.3.4 to authorize a hammerhead lot 
for property located on Lot 2 Wildwood Street. 

Granted - meets the criteria of Sec. 5.3.4. 



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Case 6-9! 



Rocco DePasquale Jr. 



Map 22 Parcel lOB 



A variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) Sec. 5.2.4 for a 
porch to be 38 feet from the front yard lot line when 40 feet is required for 
property located on 15 Hopkins Street. 



Granted 



no closer than 3 8 feet from the front yard lot line, 



Case 7-9! 



Glen Sc Deanna Patterson 



Map 17 Parcel 52 



A variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) Sec. 5.2.4 for a 
deck to be 21 feet from the front yard lot line on Dell Drive when 40 feet is 
required for property located on 222 Burlington Avenue. 

Granted - no closer than 21 feet from the front yard lot line on Dell 

Drive . 



Case 8-9! 



Francis Moriarty 



Map 64 Parcel 4A 



A special permit in accordance with Sec. 4.2 for an Accessory Apartment for 
property located on 61 Federal Street. 



Granted - 



meets the criteria of Sec. 4.2 



Case 9-9! 



Alan & Sandra Marcinkowski 



Map 9 Parcel 72E 



A variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) Sec. 5.2.5 to 
construct a deck 12 feet from the rear yard lot line and 18 feet from the side 
yard lot line when 25 feet is required and a three season porch 15 feet from 
the side yard lot line when 2 5 feet is required for property located on 17 
Buckingham Street . 

Granted - for a deck and porch to be no closer than 18 feet from the side 

yard lot line and 12 feet from the rear yard lot line. 



Case 10-98 



4'^'' of July Committee 



Map 63 Parcel 10 



A special permit to run a carnival for the 4"^ of July Week at property 
located on 159 Church Street. 



Granted 



From June 30 through July 5, 1998, 



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Case 11-98 Dana L. Ciardi Map 71 Parcel 4 

A variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) Sec. 5.2.5 for an 
addition to be 10 feet from the side yard lot line when 20 feet is required 
for property located on 102 West Street. 

Withdrawn - without prejudice. 



Case 12-98 John P. Cushing Map 52 Parcel pt 48 

A special permit in accordance with Sec. 5.3.4 to authorize a hammerhead lot 
for property located on 70 Middlesex Avenue. 

Granted - meets criteria of Sec. 5.3.4. 



Case 13-98 Joseph A. Langone Map 1 Parcel pt 2 

A special permit in accordance with Sec. 5.3.4 to authorize a hammerhead lot 
for property located on Lot 1 Chestnut Street . 

Granted - meets criteria of Sec. 5.3.4. 



Case 14-98 Joseph A. Langone Map 1 Parcel pt 2 

A special permit in accordance with Sec. 5.3.4 to authorize a hammerhead lot 
for property located on Lot 2 Chestnut Street. 

Granted - meets criteria of Sec. 5.3.4. 



Case 15-98 Jonathan D. Savage Map 17 Parcel 25B 

A variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) Sec. 5.2.5 for an 
addition to be 14 feet from the side yard lot line when 20 feet is required 
for property located on 212 Burlington Avenue. 

Granted - no closer than 14 feet from the side yard lot line. 



Case 16-98 Vincent Licciardi Map 86 Parcel 16 

A special permit in accordance with Sec. 5.3.4 to authorize a hammerhead lot 
for property located on Lot 2, 350 Woburn Street. 

Granted - meets the criteria of Sec. 5.3.4. 



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Case 17-98 



Vincent Licciardi 



Map 86 Parcel 16 



A special permit in accordance with Sec. 5.3.4 to authorize a hammerhead lot 
for property located on Lot 3, 350 Woburn Street. 

Granted - meets the criteria of Sec. 5.3.4. 



Case 18-98 Phil Cheverie, Porchside Sandwich Co. Map 40 Parcel 6 

A special permit in accordance with Sec. 3.5.4 (Limited Service Restaurant) 
for space currently occupied by Rooky's North End Bakery at 35 Lowell Street. 

Denied - the proposed use would have an adverse effect upon the 

neighborhood and would not be in harmony with the general 
purpose and intent of the By-laws. 

Case 19-98 Richard J. Patterson Map 1 Parcel pt 2 

A special permit in accordance with Sec. 5.3.4 to authorize a hammerhead lot 
for property located on Chestnut Street. 

Granted - meets the criteria of Sec. 5.3.4. 



Case 20-98 Gino DiVecchia Map 36 Parcel 131 

A variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) Sec. 5.2.4 for an 
addition to be 36 M feet from the front yard lot line when 40 feet is 
required for property located on 4 Russell Road. 

Granted - no closer than 3 6 feet from the front yard lot line. 



Case 21-98 Paul Morrice Map 52 Parcel 22 

A special permit in accordance with Sec. 4.2.7 (Accessory Apartment) for 
property located on 117 Middlesex Avenue. 

Granted - meets criteria of Sec. 4.2.7. 



Case 22-98 Stephen M. Dembitzky Map 67 Parcel 14A 

A variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) Sec. 5.2.4 for a 
farmer's porch and addition to be 25 feet from the front yard lot line when 30 
feet is required for property located on 4 Fay Street. 

Withdrawn - without prejudice. 



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Case 23-98 



David D. Middleton 



Map 25 Parcel 2B 



A special permit in accordance with Sec. 6.6.6.2 - Special Permit Uses Within 
the Ground Water Protection District/Golf Course for property located on 937 
Main Street. 

Granted - in harmony with the general purpose and intent of Sec. 6.6.6.2. 



Case 24-98 Nextel Communications Map 43 Parcel 5 

A special permit in accordance with Sec. 6.8.4.1 Wireless Communications 
Facility for property located on 240 Main Street. 

Denied - does not meet the intent of Sec. 6.8.4.1. 



Case 25-98 Kristen Coluntino Map 97 Parcel 59 

A special permit in accordance with Sec. 4.2 for an Accessory Apartment for 
property located on 300 Salem Street. 

Granted - meets the criteria of Sec. 4.2. 



Case 26-98 Ronald U Nancy Martiniello Map 67 Parcel 72A 

A variance from Sec. 5.2.5 for a deck to be 14 feet from the rear yard lot 
line when 20 feet is required for property located on 31 Fay Street. 

Withdrawn - without prejudice. 



Case 27-98 Stephen & Lois Daley Map 49 Parcel 107 

A special permit in accordance with Sec. 4.2 for an Accessory Apartment for 
property located on 10 Allen Park Drive. 

Granted - meets criteria of Sec. 4.2. 



Case 28-98 Xpedx Map 29 Parcel IIS 

A variance from Sec. 6.3.5.1 (Wall Sign) to exceed the 120 square feet allowed 
for property located on 613 Main Street. 

Granted - will not derogate from the intent and purpose of the By-law and 

would not be anymore intrusive than the existing signage along 
this corridor of Main Street. 



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Case 29-98 



Joseph A. Langone 



Map 98 Parcel pt 1 



A special permit in accordance with Sec. 5.3.4 to authorize a hammerhead lot 
for property located on Lot 2 Ballardvale Street. 

Granted - meets criteria of Sec. 5.3.4. 



Case 30-98 Doreen & Edward Loud Map 90 Parcel 201 

A variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) Sec. 5.2.1 and 
5.2.3 for a lot having insufficient area and depth for a single family 
dwelling for property located on 4 Valyn Lane. 

Withdrawn - without prejudice. 



Case 31-98 

David D. Middleton 
Map 25 Parcel 2B 



A variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) Sec. 5.2.2 for 
frontage in a General Industrial District from the required 125 feet to the 
existing frontage of 108.06 feet for property located on 937 Main Street. 

Granted - will not derogate from the intent and purpose of the By-law. 



Case 32-98 CC, LLC Map R3 Parcel 402 

A special permit in accordance with Sec. 3.6.6 to operate a dry cleaning and 
laundry plant at property located on 200 Research Drive. 

Granted - in harmony with the general purpose and intent of Sec. 3.6.6. 



Case 33-98 Austin Rounds Map 2 7 Parcel 12 

A special permit in accordance with Sec. 5.3.4 to authorize a hammerhead lot 
for property located on 52 Butters Row. 

Granted - meets criteria of Sec. 5.3.4. 



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Case 34-98 



Hazel O'Brien 



Map 45 Parcel 4 



A special permit in accordance with Sec. 5.3.4 to authorize a hammerhead lot 
for property located on Lot 5 Magazine Road. 

Granted - meets criteria of Sec. 5.3.4. 



Case 35-98 Ralph E. Decker III Map 80 Parcel 64 

A special permit in accordance with Sec. 4.2 for an Accessory Apartment for 
property located on 28 Lawrence Street. 

Granted - meets criteria o£ Sec. 4.2. 



Case 36-98 Hazel O'Brien Map 45 Parcel 4 

A special permit in accordance with Sec. 5.3.4 to authorize a hammerhead lot 
for property located on Lot 1 Baker Street. 

Granted - meets criteria of Sec. 5.3.4. 



Case 37-98 Hazel O'Brien Map 45 Parcel 4 

To make application under MGL, Chapter 41, Section 81E for the issuance of a 
permit for the erection of a building on a lot not on or made part of the 
Official Map for property located on Lot 5 Magazine Road. 

Withdrawn - without prejudice. 



Case 38-98 Richard J. Patterson Map 1 Parcel 1, pt 2 

A special permit in accordance with Sec. 5.3.4 to authorize a hammerhead lot 
for property located on Lot B, 398 Chestnut Street. 

Withdrawn - without prejudice. 



Case 39-98 Ronald & Nancy Martiniello Map 67 Parcel 72A 

A variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) Sec. 5.2.5 for a 
deck to be 14 feet from the rear yard lot line when 20 feet is required for 
property located on 31 Fay Street. 

Denied - no unique circumstances relating to the soil conditions, shape 

or topography which affect the land or structure in question. 



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Case 40-98 



Kirk & Lillian O'Leary 



Map 8 3 Parcel 8 



A special permit in accordance with Sec. 4.2 for an Accessory Apartment for 
property located on 79 Salem Street. 



Granted 



meets criteria of Sec. 4.2. 



Case 41-98 



Town of Wilmington 



Map 106 



To discuss seizure of the security posted for the completion of Shawsheen 
Commons, Shawsheen River Estates acquired under a Comprehensive Permit Case 
#46-88 allowing for the construction of 222 housing units, owned by Third 
Avenue Realty Trust as Trustees under a Declaration of Trust dated September 
10, 1987 and recorded in the Middlesex North Registry of Deeds, Book 4247, 
Page 223, Shawsheen River Estates and the Town of Wilmington. 



Approved - authorizing the Town Manager and Town Counsel to do and to take 
all necessary actions. 



Case 42-98 



Michael & Norma Biggins 



Map 92 Parcel 44 



A special permit in accordance with Sec. 4.2 for an Accessory Apartment for 
property located on 13 Oakridge Circle. 



Granted - 



meets criteria of Sec. 4.2. 



Case 43-9i 



Pagenet of Massachusetts 



Map 56 Parcel 122 



A special permit in accordance with Sec. 6.8 Wireless Communication Facility 
to co-locate on the existing 190 foot lattice tower at 65 Industrial Way. 



Granted 



in harmony with intent and general purpose of Sec. 6.8. 



Case 44-98 



AT&T Wireless Service 



Map 31 Parcel 59 



A special permit in accordance with Sec. 6.8.4.1, 6.5 and 8.5 to install and 
operate a wireless communication facility on and next to an existing water 
tank owned by the Town of Wilmington, pursuant to a request for proposals 
issued by the town for property located on Nassau Avenue. 



Granted - in harmony with the general purpose and intent of Sec, 

and 6.5. 



6.8.4.1 



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Case 45-98 - John A. Larffarello Map 36 Parcel 139 

A variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) Sec. 5.2.5 for an 
addition to be 15 feet from the side yard lot line when 20 feet is required 
for property located on 5 New Hampshire Road. 

Granted - no closer than 15 feet from the side yard lot line. 



Case 46-98 Scott Winn Map 84 Parcel 36 

A variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) Sec. 5.2.5 for a 
garage to be 9 feet from the side yard lot line when 25 feet is required for 
property located on 8 McDonald Road. 

Granted - no closer than 13 feet from the side yard lot line. 



Case 47-98 Lawrence Walsh Map 84 Parcel 64A, B ,89 

A special permit in accordance with Sec. 5.3.4 to authorize a hammerhead lot 
for property located on Lot IB Summer Street. 

Pending 



Case 48-98 Deca Corp. Map 85 Parcel 14A 

A special permit in accordance with Sec. 5.3.4 to authorize a hammerhead lot 
for property located on Woburn Street. 

Granted - meets criteria of Sec. 5.3.4. 



Case 49-98 Ronald King Map 3 Parcel 2D 

A special permit in accordance with Sec. 5.3.4 to authorize a hammerhead lot 
for property located on Lot 2 Mill Road. 

Pending 



Case 50-98 Ronald King Map 3 Parcel 2D 

A special permit in accordance with Sec. 5.3.4 to authorize a hammerhead lot 
for property located on Lot 3 Mill Road. 

Pending 



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Case 51-98 



Ronald King 



Map 3 Parcel 2D 



A special permit in accordance with Sec. 5.3.4 to authorize a hammerhead lot 
for property located on Lot 5 Mill Road. 

Pending 



Case 52-98 



Ronald King 



Map 3 Parcel 2D 



A special permit in accordance with Sec. 5.3.4 to authorize a hammerhead lot 
for property located on Lot 6 Mill Road. 

Pending 



Case 53-9i 



Withdrawn without advertising 



Case 54-98 



Focaccia Restaurant 



Map 41 Parcel 13 7A 



A special permit in accordance with Sec. 3.5.5 (General Full Service 
Restaurant) for property located on 1 Lowell Street. 



Granted 



meets criteria of Sec. 3.5.5, 



♦ , 



Case 55-98 



Custom Quality Pools 



Map R4 Parcel 88 



A variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) Sec. 5.2.5 for an 
in ground pool to be 10 feet from the rear yard lot line when 20 feet is 
required for property located on 25 Fiorenza Drive. 



Granted - 



no closer than 15 feet from the rear yard lot line, 



Case 56-9f 



James Andella 



Map 17 Parcel 2E 



A special permit in accordance with Sec. 5.3.4 to authorize a hammerhead lot 
for property located on Lot 2 Marion Street. 



Granted 



meets criteria of Sec. 5.3.4. 



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Case 57-98 



James R. Toner 



Map 45 Parcel 50 



A variance from Sec. 5.2.5 for a single family dwelling to be 10 feet from the 
side yard lot line when 15 feet is required for property located on 34 Veranda 
Avenue . 

Withdrawn - without prejudice. 



Case 58-98 BellSouth Wireless Data Map 40 Parcel 24 

A special permit in accordance with Sec. 6.8.1 - 6.8.7 to add a single whip 
type antenna and its cable to the existing radio tower at the rear of 625 Main 
Street . 

Granted - in harmony with the general purpose and intent of Sec. 6.8.1 - 
6.8.7. 



Sealer of Weights and Measures 

The following inspections were conducted by the Sealer of Weights and Measures 
for the year 1998. 



Type of Device 


Number Sealed 


Deli Scales 


92 




Pharmacy Weights 


76 




Proper Scales 


2 




Oil Truck Meters 


3 


(1 adjustment) 


Truck Scales 


8 




Gas Meters 


157 


(15 adjustments 


Random Weighings 


500 




Random Sign Checks 


10 




Random Oil Truck Checks 


5 




Fees Collected 


$2 , 462 . 00 





The Sealer of Weights and Measures is available to respond to complaints. The 
consumer market is kept fair by the sealer. Please contact the Assistant Town 
Manager's office if you must contact the Sealer. 



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Coemcil for the Art: 



In 1998 the Town of Wilmington was again enriched by programs sponsored by he 
Council for the Arts that were culturally and intellectually enlightening. In 
their lovely Arts Center, located in the gracious and historic "Old Town Hall" 
which dates from 1845, the Council sponsored art exhibitions, arts classes, 
tree and flower festivals and a spectacular Hobby Show. Weekly rehearsals of 
the Merrimack Valley Chapter of "Sweet Adelines," a vocal music group, are 
held and the Wilmington Garden Club presents a "Festival of Trees" during the 
holiday season and in spring "Art in Bloom. " The Wilmington Council is 
supported, in part, by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, 
whose mission is to promote excellence, access, education and diversity in the 
arts, humanities and interpretive sciences in order to improve the quality of 
life for all Massachusetts residents and to contribute to the economic 
vitality of our communities. There are 336 LCCs (Local Cultural Councils) 
across the state and the MCC's desire is to be as accessible as possible to 
the LCC volunteers . Passes to the Museum of Fine Arts and the Gardner Museum 
were awarded to be distributed by the Wilmington Public Library. A grant was 
requested by the Wilmington Council to permit their continuation of the Arts 
Center. Programming, classes, art exhibitions and demonstrations, art 
purchases and upkeep were approved by the State Council. 

The Eighteenth Annual Art Exhibition was held on Saturday and Sunday, June 27 
and June 28. This years exhibition was, as usual, beautiful and very well 
attended. The following three judges evaluated the show: 

Edith Soccolow 

Paul George 
Robert Farrell 

The John D. Brooks Memorial Award, given to a Wilmington artist who shows much 
progress and promise, was given this year to David Maison. 

In Watercolors, prizes were awarded as follows: 

First prize to Greg Phillips for his "Lexington Farm." 

Second prize to David Maison for his "Beyond Reason." 

Third prize to Jane Crane for her "Generic Flowers." 

Merit Awards were given to: Ann Ribbs, Kris tine Ferrigno, Lou Doto, Susan 
O'Briant, Virginia Doucette, Esther Corletto and Christine Mahoney 

Winners in Oil and Acrylics were: 

First prize to Barbara Groom for "Untitled." 

Second prize to Joan Sutherby for "Xian Warriors." 

Third prize to Mary Kelly for "Key West Morning." 



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In the Photography category "Vivid" by K.S. Brooks won first prize and Barrett 
Becall's "Autumn, Down the Drain" won second. Olivia Zambom's "Untitled" won 
third. 



Winners in Other/Mixed Media were as follows: 



First prize to Donald Doyle for "Long Ride Out." 
Second prize to Lexie Donahue for "Fresh Picked. " 
Third prize to Marge Elia for "Calla Lilies." 



Student Exhibitors who won prizes were as follows: Jeanne Wall, first prize 
for "Potted Plants;" Ruth Camber, second prize for "Vineyard Retreat;" and 
Paul Greco, third prize for "Mountain Meadow." 

Two excellent watercolor painting instructors teach at the Arts Center. The 
fees are nominal. Louise Anderson has been teaching at the Arts Center since 
1989. Carolyn Latanision has her student show in the spring. The talents of 
the students of these two teachers is displayed in beautiful expressions in 
their paintings; they are a credit to their two instructors, Ms. Anderson and 
Ms. Latanision. 





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Awarding grants is a very important function of the Council. This year the 
Arts Council received 24 requests for funding. These totaled over $15,000 and 
the Council had $6,259 to grant. Grants funded for the schools included a 
trip to the Museum of Fine Arts and one to the N.E. Aquarium. Musical 
programs such as master classes for high school students and piano concerts 
for seniors were approved. Theater shows included marionettes and the 
Children's Theater Workshop. Grants which were not approved included those 
programs which had been funded before or seemed inappropriate for the age of 
those participating. This was difficult as all the requests have merit and 
there are only so many resources . 

The Council is planning to make the Arts Center more accessible to art groups 
and individual artists. The Center will be made available for group shows and 
exhibitions. On most Saturdays and Sundays the Center would be available. 
Groups would be allowed to use Friday evening to set up their shows. Because 
the main purpose of the Arts Council is to promote the arts, a very nominal 
fee would be charged. No commissions on any sale would be taken. A tentative 
name for this endeavor could be "Gallery Wilmington." 

Officers of the Council of the Arts are: David Maison, Chairman; Elizabeth 
White, Assistant Chairman; Anne Buzzell, Treasurer; Jane Crane, Recording 
Secretary; Frances Keough, Corresponding Secretary. 

The Council appreciates the assistance of the town departments in the 
maintenance of this historic building. They are grateful for the support of 
the Town Manager, Board of Selectmen and all the townspeople. Thank you all! 

Metropolitan Area Plaimmg Council 

MAPC is the regional planning agency that serves 101 communities in the 
metropolitan Boston area. It was created by an act of the state legislature 
in 1963 and has been serving its communities since that time. The Council is 
composed of one representative from each of the 101 communities appointed by 
the Chief Elected Officials (CEOs) of each of these cities and towns. In 
addition, there are 21 gubernatorial appointees and 14 agency appointees (such 
as the DEM, Mass Port and MBTA) on the Council. The 25 member elected 
Executive Committee meets 11 times a year. The full Council meets three times 
a year. Meetings are held at various localities throughout the region. 

In order to serve its communities better, MAPC has organized eight subregions . 
These groups are composed of representatives from the member communities and a 
MAPC staff planner. The groups meet on a regular basis to discuss and work on 
issues of subregional concern. 

The town is a member of the North Suburban Planning Council (NSPC) subregion, 
a group of nine communities. Over the past year, a major focus of the group 
was transportation. NSPC submitted three projects for consideration in the 
Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) , reviewed the Transportation Improvement 
Program (TIP) and heard presentations on the congestion management system 
plan. In addition, NSPC continued its dialogue with state transportation 
agencies on safety and congestion issues at the 1-93/128 interchange. NSPC 
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The NSPC special project for the year was an update of the water supply maps 
previously done in 1992. The special project resulted in two GIS maps for use 
by the communities and a technical memorandum. NSPC also began an ongoing 
relationship with the Executive Office of Environmental Affairs (EOEA) 
Watershed Initiative through regular communication with the four basin team 
leaders . 

The group heard a presentation on the MAPC initiative on regional services and 
municipal spending trends . 

Two projects in the NSPC region were approved for the Transportation 
Enhancement program for FY 1998. The two were: the North Suburban Bike Path 
project in North Reading and the Tri- Community Bikeway in Woburn, Stoneham and 
Winchester. Each year MAPC, through a committee process, evaluates and 
recommends projects for inclusion in the funding program. They then work with 
the communities to help get the projects implemented. Additionally, two 
projects from the subregion were advertised in the Transportation Improvement 
Program (TIP) for FY 1998. They were the Route 28 project (Main Street/North 
Street) in North Reading and the Route 28 signalization project in Reading. 

On the region wide scale the agency is involved with so many programs and 
issues that it is not possible to mention them all. However, the following 
list should give some idea of the breadth of activities, responsibilities and 
challenges the agency has met over the past year. Among the most active 
initiatives for 1998 were the following four: 

Build-Out Analysis 

The agency developed and refined its methodology this past year as it worked 
on build-out reports for 12 communities. 

Master Plans 

The agency worked with a record number of communities on local master plan 
studies . 

Innovation Project Awards 

The agency received two new types of major grants from federal organizations - 
"Welfare to Work" grant funded by the US Department of Labor and an 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant to look at sustainable taxation 
policies . 

Major Multi-Organizat ion Collaborations 

The agency worked closely with other Regional Planning Agencies (RPAs) , 
citizens, legislators, business community members and non-profits on such 
projects as Southeastern Massachusetts Vision 2020; the 1-495 Technology 
Corridor Initiative/Campaign for Shared Solutions; and several separate Essex 
County initiatives that included working with the Essex County Selectmen's 
Association, Salem State College and the municipal administrators joint 
service effort. 



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During the past year MAPC : 



Played major roles in planning, organizing and hosting the national American 
Planning Association (APA) annual meeting that was held in Boston in April. 
Over 4,600 planners attended this conference which was last held in the city 
17 years ago. 

Worked with others to produce a special video on the importance of trees in 
the protection of a local watershed. The 28 -minute video is called Shedding 
Water . 

Hosted several free ArcView geographic information system training sessions 
for town representatives. 

Participated in a collaborative effort with Massachusetts Audubon North Shore 
and Coastal Zone Management (CZM) North Shore to facilitate conservation 
subdivision design options. 

Participated on the Advisory Board of the statewide Citizen Planner Training 
Collaborative that provides a training curriculum for members of local 
Planning Boards and Zoning Boards of Appeals. 

Completed several school enrollment studies. 

Provided mapping support for the Middlesex Canal Commission, a group working 
to restore parts of the historic canal . 

Developed, as part of a Municipal Incentive Grants (MIGs) program, a video to 
help communities deal with electric deregulation. 

Created the second annual Council report that incorporated a series of maps in 
calendar format as part of the document. Each month's map is devoted to a 
different regional demographic subject. 

Developed a build-out analysis for six 1-495 communities combined with a 
report on the infrastructure capacity of present water, sewer and roadway 
conditions . 

Completed a Nonpoint Source Management Plan for one of the subregions . 

Introduced the practice of writing bi-monthly newsletters for each of the 
subregions . 

Worked as a facilitator with a local committee that is developing a master 
plan for a major local open space and drinking water reservoir area. 

Brought national speakers such a Myron Orfield and Jane Holtz Kay to the 
Council to inform and challenge local thinking on planning issues. 

Continued working with Boston's Cardinal Law on Challenge to Leadership effort 
- now called Metropolitan Affairs Coalition. 

Strengthened its ties with environmental groups and the National Park Service 
on its Boston Harbor Island National Recreation Area project. 



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Received, processed and distributed to the appropriate communities over 200 
Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs) and/or Environmental Notification Forms 
(ENFs) during the past year. Completed an in depth review, analysis, 
discussion, and tracking of four EIRs, and wrote comments on another 48. 

Applied for and received an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Sustainable 
Development Grant to look at sustainable tax policy — looking at models across 
the country of tax sharing and mechanisms for enhancing interlocal cooperative 
agreements in the context of their political feasibility. 

Received a US Department of Labor grant for $4.1 million to work on the 
"Welfare to Work" issue. MAPC set up a collaborative of eight partners — non 
profits, regional employment boards and businesses to address the issue. 

Solicited, reviewed and recommended projects for inclusion in the 
Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) . Worked closely with local members 
of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) . 

Conducted an inventory and review of all 25 wastewater treatment facilities in 
the region. 

Updated the Community Profiles Data Department publication, completed a five- 
year Overall Economic Development Program (OEDP) report and embarked on a 
second five-year program. 

Completed and distributed a report on fish processing in the state. The 
project was funded by Massachusetts Office of Business Development (MOBD) . 

Finished designing software for two towns to track their Title 5 permitting 
programs . 

Provided a workshop for city and town clerks to help prepare them for the 
upcoming 2000 census. These sessions known as Local Update Census Addresses 
(LUCA) workshops were held in cooperation with the US Census Bureau. 

Held three metropolitan forums on the Massachusetts Watershed Initiatives 
program to help bring information about the program to local officials 
throughout the region. 

Coordinated with the SuAsCo Watershed group to develop a watershed community 
council . 

Collaborated with a multi -agency organization that reviewed and commented on 
the MWRA' s Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) plan. 

Tracked and supported more than 15 bills in the state legislature. Engaged in 
an extensive letter-writing campaign in support of the creation of the Office 
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Lobbied hard for the restoration of funding for the Municipal Incentive Grants 
(MIGs) program. 

Held monthly Legislative Committee meetings where members heard speakers from 
a wide range of governmental agencies and committees discuss relevant 
legislative initiatives. 

Worked to help communities with their ISTEA Transportation Enhancement program 
applications. Organized the committee that acted on the staff recommendations 
for funding priorities. 

Functioned as staff for Mass. Highway Systems (MHS) Advisory Board that among 
other efforts reviewed the proposal to develop two air rights parcels over the 
Massachusetts Turnpike at Massachusetts Avenue in Boston. 

Participated in a wide variety of forums, workshops, seminars, etc. as 
featured speakers, panel members, facilitators, researchers, hosts, sponsors, 
conveners and organizers, etc. 

Had three staff members pass the American Institute of Certified Planners 
(AICP) exam. 

Continued to work with the local communities on the reuse plan for the South 
Weymouth Naval Air Station. Completed a study on the potential impact of the 
recently accepted reuse plan on the streets and neighborhoods of Rockland and 
Hingham . 

Helped to complete the Massachusetts Bay Commons publication that was prepared 
by students at Harvard Graduate School of Design. Distributed the document 
and promoted the regional open space concept at various meetings and through a 
variety of organizations' newsletters. 

Continue to respond to requests from communities for information on zoning, 
land use, environmental regulations, data and planning. 

Worked with Billerica and the Northern Middlesex Council of Governments and 
three MAPC towns to study the impacts of defense contract reductions and the 
tools local governments have available to prepare for and mitigate these 
impacts. The project team convened focus groups and a major forum and 
published a report. 

Encouraged communities to consider concentrating development around 
transportation nodes. Created a design and guideline booklet illustrating how 
this could fit into a community setting at a proposed commuter train terminus. 

Worked with municipal administrators to look into the idea of organizing 
subregional committees for the purpose of shared services . 

Cooperated with Executive Office of Environmental Affairs (EOEA) on informing 
the public about the new Watershed Basin Team project. 



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Department of Public Work: 



In accordance with the By-laws of the Town of Wilmington, I, Donald N. 
Onusseit, hereby respectfully submit the annual report on the activities of the 
Wilmington Department of Public Works for the year 1998. 

The Department of Public Works consists of six (6) divisions: Highway, Tree, 
Cemetery, Parks and Grounds, Engineering and Water & Sewer. The coordinating 
of all the activities of all divisions allows the town the optimum use of 
manpower, equipment and materials. 



Highway Division (658-4481) 

TONS 




The reconstruction of the Route 62/Biaiin^ioii Avenue Bridge began in June 1998. 
Safety Projects: 



All regular 
highway 

maintenance work 
was carried out 
during the year, 
such as sweeping 
streets , 

installing street 
and warning signs, 
patching streets, 
cleaning catch 
basins, cutting 
brush along the 
roadsides, picking 
up trash along our 
roadsides , 
painting and 
replacing 
guardrails , 
repairing broken 
curbing, painting 
safety lines and 
crosswalks on 
streets, etc. 



Sidewalks : Sidewalks were constructed on Middlesex Avenue (Route 62) from High 
Street to North Street and on Carter Lane from Boutwell Street to the Boutwell 
School . 



Guardrails : Guardrails were installed on Treasure Hill Road. 



Roadway Projects: 

Chapter 90 roadway construction funds from the Massachusetts Highway Department 
for 1998 were not provided to the town until late fall. As a result, the DPW's 
roadway paving program was deferred until the spring of 1999. The projects 
that are scheduled for 1999 include the reconstruction of Salem Street and 



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Wildwood Street with sidewalks and the installation of traffic signals at the 
Salem Street (Route 62) and Woburn Street intersection. Roadways that were 
disturbed by water main construction that are scheduled to be paved, include 
Shawsheen Avenue, Old Shawsheen Avenue, Canal Street, Burt Road, Water Street, 
Butters Row, Marion Street, Walker Street, Philips Avenue, Jones Avenue and 
Dublin Avenue. 

If funds are available the following additional roadways will be paved in 1999: 
Shady Lane Drive, Pinewood Road, Birchwood Road, Judith Road, Sprucewood Road, 
Oakdale Road, Charlotte Road, Draper Drive, Buzzell Drive and Gunderson Road. 

Drainage : Drainage ditches, systems and culverts were installed, repaired, 
flushed or extended at the following locations: Hanson Road, Cedarcrest Road, 
Cochrane Road and at Rotary Park. In addition, the shoulder areas along Route 
62 were leveled to improve roadway runoff. 

Miscellaneous Projects: A running track was constructed around the perimeter 
of the Glen Road field; the gravel access road into Camp 40 Acres was 
reconstructed; handicapped ramps were constructed at the Library and along the 
Shawsheen Avenue sidewalk; a new driveway and parking lot was constructed at 
the Brown's Crossing Water Pumping Station; and the parking area was expanded 
at the DPW facility. 

Stream Maintenance Program : We have now completed our third year of brook and 
stream maintenance. A crew of six college students was hired to clean, by 
hand, some of the streams and brooks throughout town. The stream and brook 
maintenance program evolved from a joint effort between the Department of 
Public Works and the Conservation Department with its goal to restore the 
quality of the streams and brooks and reduce flooding. The stream/brook 
maintenance program was a great success and has been included in the FY 2000 
budget for funding. 

Snow & Ice Removal : The Highway Division recorded 40.5 inches of snow for the 
winter of 1997 - 1998. The average snow fall is 54.0 inches. 

The DPW mechanics began the upgrading of the town's fleet of sanders with the 
installation of central hydraulic systems on two of the DPW's fleet of six 
sanders. This work is proposed to continue in 1999. 

Tree Division (658-2809) 

The Tree Division carried out all regular maintenance work such as trimming, 
cutting, spraying, tree removal and tree planting. We removed roadside trees 
that were dead or interfered with public safety at numerous locations, and 
planted trees along Treasure Hill Road. Trees were removed for the brush pad 
expansion at the town's Recycling Center and for the running track at the Glen 
Road field. 

The Town Common was illuminated again this year with a fine display of 
Christmas lights installed by the Tree Division. 

Dutch Elm Disease : We removed eight Dutch Elm diseased trees. 



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Moscruito Control : The tovm contracts its mosquito control out to the Central 
Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project, who currently provides services to 28 
cities and towns throughout Middlesex and Worcester counties. 

The project's headquarters are located at 111 Otis Street, Northboro, MA. 
Tours of the headquarters or visits to field work sites may be arranged by 
calling the office in advance. Telephone (508) 393-3055. 

The CMMCP practices Integrated Mosquito Management (IMM) , blending state of the 
art methods and techniques with expertise, experience, and scientific research 
to provide member communities with modern, environmentally sound, cost 
effective mosquito control. 

As part of the effort to reduce the need for pesticides they continue to expand 
their water management program. By cleaning clogged and overgrown waterways, 
mosquito breeding can be reduced, wetlands are restored, and water quality is 
improved . 

BTI mosquito larvicide is used to treat areas where mosquito larvae are found. 
They routinely check known breeding sites, but also encourage the public to 
notify them of any areas they suspect could breed mosquitoes. Field crews will 
investigate all such sites and treat if needed. 

The goal is to handle all mosquito problems with water management or 
larviciding but it is recognized that there are times when adult mosquito 
spraying is the only viable solution. In such cases residential and 
recreational areas are treated with either hand-held or pick-up mounted 
sprayers . 

Cemetery Division (658-3901) 

All regular maintenance work was carried out throughout the year, such as 
mowing grass, weeding, trimming, resetting grave markers, pouring foundations 
for monuments, etc. 



Burials 

Died in Wilmington 
Died Elsewhere 
Non- Residents 
Cremations 
Infants 



26 
55 
44 
24 

4_ 

153 



Interments 

Foundations 

Deeds 



Receipts 

$ 54,053.00 
$ 3,016.75 
^ 71 . 00 

$ 57,140.75 



Reserve 



Sale of Lots 



$28,681.67 



Trust Fund 

Perpetual Care $ 35,077.67 
TOTAL $12 0,900.09 



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Parks & Grounds Division (658-4481) 




Kiwanis Club members and DPW employees work to complete the consirticiioii oj u children s 
piciygronnd at Silver Lake. 



All regular 
maintenance was 
carried out 
throughout the 
year such as 
cutting grass, 
trimming shrubs, 
marking 
ballfields for 
baseball , 
Softball , 
football, field 
hockey and 
soccer. All 
fields and parks 
were fertilized, 
and brush was 
cleared from the 
air vents at all 
the town' s 
schools . 



With the use of Highway Division personnel, backstops with canopies were 
installed at the Glen Road field. 

Engineering Division (658-4499) 

The Engineering Division assisted town departments, boards and commissions with 
engineering related projects, such as, but not limited to: 

Highway Division: With the layout and construction specifications for 
sidewalks and with solutions to drainage problems and other engineering related 
work . 

Planning Board U Conservation Commission: Reviewed subdivision plans and made 
recommendations to the Planning Board and inspected subdivision roadway 
construction . 

Household Rubbish Collection, Disposal and Recycling (658-4481) 

The responsibility for overseeing the contract for household rubbish and 
recycling is a function of the Department of Public Works. If homeowners have 
any questions or complaints, please call the above number. 



The town received a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental 
Protection for a 500 gallon Used Motor Oil Tank, with a value of $4,000. The 
tank was installed by the DPW in June, and is available for residents to bring 
their used motor oil to the DPW Highway facility at 135 Andover Street during 
the hours of 7 A.M. to 3 P.M., Monday through Friday. The oil will be used to 
heat the DPW facility at a significant cost savings. 



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The yardwaste 
recycling program 
was expanded to 
include the 
recycling of 
brush and 
Christmas trees, 
in addition to 
the existing 
recycling of 
leaves and grass 
clippings. For 
this expanded 
program, a brush 
drop-off area was 
constructed by 
the Tree Division 
and Highway 
Division at the 
town's Recycling 
Center . 

In addition to the expanded yardwaste recycling, the town implemented a school 
recycling program at each school in September. These expanded programs have 
resulted in an increase in the amount of refuse the town recycles, which in 
turn saves the town approximately $100 per ton in disposal costs. 

Water & Sewer Department (658-4711) 

Water : The Butters Row Water Treatment Plant had several activities performed 
during 1998 to ensure maximum efficiency and water quality. Three of the 
wells. Chestnut lA and Butters Row 1 and 2, that supply water to this 
treatment plant, were cleaned and refurbished. Mineral deposits were removed 
from the screens and the motors and pumps were rebuilt. 

The two filter beds were cleaned and a four foot layer of granular activated 
carbon was installed. This material polishes the water and will remove 
volatile organic compounds from the water, if present. 

A pilot test was performed at the plant using membrane filtration technology. 
The test revealed that our raw water could be effectively treated with 
membrane filters. We are looking at using this treatment method when we 
expand the capacity of the treatment plant. 

The existing Shawsheen Avenue well was connected to the treatment plant. This 
will give the department more flexibility on managing its pumping rates at the 
other wellfields. 

We performed a comprehensive townwide leak detection survey to assess the 
integrity of the water system piping. It was determined that only two small 
leaks existed in the system and both leaks were promptly repaired. 




Household Hazardous Waste Pick- Up Day — May 1998. 



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Several water mains 
were replaced to 
increase hydraulic 
capacity in the area. 
Water mains on 
Phillips, Dublin, 
Jones Avenues and a 
section of Wildwood 
Street, by the 
cemetery, were 
installed by Water 
Department personnel . 
This results in a 
major cost savings to 
the town. 

In addition , Marion Installation of water main on Burlington Avenue by Water Department personnel. 

Street and 2,200 feet 

of Wildwood Street, starting at Woburn Street, had larger water mains 
installed. This will allow for adequate fire protection in the area. 

During the spring months, a comprehensive water main flushing and valve 
exercising program was performed. This program aids in removing sediments in 
the water mains, identifies which fire hydrants need repair and helps ensure 
that the water gates in the system remain in good working condition. Needed 
repairs on the identified broken hydrants and water gates are also performed 
during this time period. 

The department maintains and repairs all water mains, services, hydrants, 
valves, storage tanks, pumping stations and water treatment facilities in the 
town. In addition, the department removes the snow around all fire hydrants 
and assists the Highway Department with roadway snow removal. 

Pumping Statistics: 

Maximum Gallons Per Day 
Maximum Gallons Per Week 
Maximum Gallons Per Month 
Average Gallons Per Day 
Average Gallons Per Month 
Total Gallons Per Year (Treated) 
Total Gallons Per Year (Raw) 

Precipitation Statistics: 

Annual Rain Fall (Inches) 
Annual Snow Fall (Inches) 

Consumption Statistics: 

Municipal Use (Gallons) 
Percentage of Total Pumped 
Residential Use (Gallons)* 
Percentage of Total Pumped 

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5, 081, 700 
34, 565, 800 
123 , 513 , 000 
2 , 837 , 907 
86 , 319, 683 
1, 035, 836, 200 
1, 131, 607, 000 



54 . 08 
40 . 5 



5, 944, 311 
1% 

540 , 124 , 861 
52% 



Industrial Use (Gallons) 396,593,422 

Percentage of Total Pumped 38% 

Total Metered Use (Gallons)** 942,662,594 

Percentage of Total Pumped 1% 

Unaccounted for Use (Gallons) 93,173,606 

Percentage of Total Pumped 9% 



* Residential use includes all residences and small commercial users using 
5/8 -inch meters. 



The difference between water pumped and water metered represents 
unaccounted for water use and consists of water used for flushing mains, 
main breaks, fighting fires, street sweeping, etc. 



Water Distribution System: 



The following new water mains were constructed in 1998: 



Water Mains Installed 

Denault Drive 

Emerald Woods 

Kidder Place 

Tanner Road 

White Pines Crossing 



Length 
280' 
400' 
240' 
280' 
2000' 



Size 



Hydrants 
2 
2 
1 
1 
5 



Mains Replaced 
Dublin Avenue 
Dublin Avenue 
Jones Avenue 
Marion Street 
Phillips Avenue 
Wildwood Street 
Wildwood Street 



Length 



Size Increase 



(Middlesex Ave. End) 
(Woburn St. End) 



Hydrants 



18 ' 


2 " 


to 


6" 




360' 


2 " 


to 


8" 


2 


700' 


2 " 


to 


6" 


1 


2756 ' 


6 " 


to 


8" 


5 


280' 


2" 


to 


8" 


1 


500' 


2" 


to 


8" 


1 


2192 ' 


6" 


to 


8" 


5 



Total water mains installed in 1998 were 958 feet of 6-inch, 8,768 feet of 8- 
inch. There were 26 hydrants and 64 services installed in the system. 



Sewer Collection System: 



Sewer : The department has two additional pump stations in its sanitary sewer 
system, with the installation of sewer mains in Salem Street. Residents on 
Salem Street can connect to the sewer main when a failure of their septic 
system occurs . 



We are continuing with the town-wide Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and 
Sewer Master Plan update. Large amounts of information are being accumulated 
and studied to develop a thorough and accurate report. The consultant will be 
using relevant data obtained from the USGS study on the Ipswich River Basin to 
finalize the EIR. 



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The following new sewer laterals were constructed in 1998: 



Sewer Mains - Location Length Size 

Ballardvale Street (Forced) 1150' 4" 

Ballardvale Street (Gravity) 800' 8" 

Salem Street (Forced) 2234' 6" 

Salem Street (Gravity) 600' 10" 

Salem Street (Gravity) 3134' 8" 

White Pines Crossing (Gravity) 2270' 8" 



Total sewer mains installed in 1998 were 3,384 feet of force main and 6,804 
feet of gravity main. There were 32 sewer connections made to the system. 

In concluding my report, I would like to thank the town's various departments 
and the employees of the Department of Public Works for their support and 
cooperation during the year. I would also like to thank the Town Manager, the 
Assistant Town Manager and the Board of Selectmen for their support throughout 
the year . 




Grciiul Marshall Robert Palmer and Selectman Daniel Wandell — Memorial Day Parade — May 25. 1998. 



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Wilmmgftoii Public Schools 



The Wilmington Public School system has concluded another successful year of 
providing a sound educational program for its current students and moving 
forward with significant plans to improve the system for future students . The 
School Committee, administration, teachers, families, business partners and 
the community have worked hard to create a "community of learners" and provide 
a healthy school climate for the young people of Wilmington. 

A great challenge and opportunity continues to be the preparation for the 
opening of the new Wilmington middle school in August 2000 and the related 
district reorganization of the pre-kindergarten to 8'^^ grade program. The 
School Committee has adopted a feeder pattern configuration in which students 
would move as a cohort through one of two sets of connected elementary 
schools, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten, 1^"^ -3""^ graders and 4"*' -5"'' graders 
with all students attending Wilmington Middle and High Schools. Ground 
clearing for the construction project began before the end of the year. 

An equally great challenge is to align Wilmington's curriculum system with the 
Massachusetts mandated Curriculum Frameworks, Learning Standards, and 
Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) . The MCAS was 
administered for the first time in spring 1998, and results were reported to 
the districts in December 1998. Wilmington's results indicated that while we 
performed reasonably well relative to the state, we have much work to do to 
improve our instructional program. While task forces have been working for 
two years or longer to align the curriculum, a long-term plan to increase 
student achievement on the MCAS is being implemented. 

Wilmington has been successful in being awarded a number of competitive grants 
over the past year, from the Massachusetts Department of Education and other 
sources. These grants have provided resources to allow the district to 
support a Mentor Program for all new teachers, develop a community service 
learning curriculum at the middle school, improve math and science curriculum, 
provide professional development to help teachers use instructional 
technology, and other program enhancements. 

The community' s support allows the professional staff to focus our mission of 
providing "a student-centered education which fosters critical inquiry 
enabling the individual to be a productive citizen, respectful of self and 
others, capable of adapting to a changing world and its technology." As we 
implement the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and prepare for the 
Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System testing, we will continue to 
strive to educate our students for success in the 21^"^ century. 

EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY 

The utilization of educational media and technology to support our curriculum 
and teaching methods is a very important task. Today's society depends on 
many technologies that provide a variety of services that have indeed become 
the backbone of our fast paced society. Students in the Wilmington Public 
Schools must have access to, and the knowledge to utilize the tools of 
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The focus for the 1998-1999 school year has been in the area of professional 
development in educational technologies. Our staff needs not only access to 
tools for the management of information, but also the skills and techniques to 
utilize technology to help enhance and/or manage their instructional tasks. 
This requires the development and accommodation of a new set of skills and 
instructional methods. 

To begin to achieve this task, we have formed a team of teachers representing 
a cross section of grades, schools, and disciplines to focus on learning the 
art of technology integration. With the support of a Department of Education 
grant, this group meets regularly for training and has the opportunity to 
attend external workshops, conferences, and training courses. The expertise 
these teachers bring back to their schools has been and will continue to be a 
valuable asset to the district. In addition to their own development, these 
selected teachers have been providing after school workshops to all staff on a 
variety of topics. 

During the summer and fall of 1998, our schools were connected with a wide 
area network. This connection has brought high speed Internet access to the 
district. All but one of our schools are now utilizing this capability in at 
least three locations and we are working towards increased classroom access as 
the spring approaches . 

Network servers have been installed in each of our schools to facilitate 
e-mail access and file storage. As we bring more computers into our schools, 
and replace the outdated ones, these network servers will provide us with 
valuable network resources. 

Last year's focus on infrastructure (local area networks, wide area network, 
servers and network resources) continues. Many tasks are still underway. The 
Wildwood School computers will be upgraded this winter to use network 
resources, and our work continues at the Woburn Street School and West 
Intermediate School to enable more of the buildings to access the network. 

The North Intermediate School is the last of our schools to get the local area 
network needed to support access to network resources . 

Our work will continue, as fast as our budget allows, to provide the essential 
infrastructure, access to computers and resources, training and professional 
development, and curriculum alignment necessary to bring the reality of 
educational technologies to our students and staff. 

WILMINGTON HIGH SCHOOL 

During the 1998 school year, the Science Department continued to work toward 
integrating the strands and standards of the Massachusetts Science and 
Technology Curriculum Frameworks, as well as focus on the tenets of the Common 
Core of Learning and Partnerships Advancing the Learning of mathematics and 
science (PALMS) goals. One of the major thrusts along these lines was the 
integration of educational technology in all science subject areas via the 
Micro-based Computer Lab (MBL) facility co-sponsored by the Wilmington 
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data collection tools and high speed Internet access in the lab afforded 
students a refreshed outlook on how to "do" science rather than just read 
about science. 

In the area of personnel, the Science Department saw Mr. John Krey retire 
after serving the students of Wilmington for thirty-four (34) years as a 
chemistry teacher and the very visible advisor of the Science Club. Mr. 
Krey's dedication to both science and education helped set a standard for both 
the department and the school . 

The Science Department looks forward to proposed changes in the program of 
studies for 1999 to better serve the needs of students in their pursuit of 
either college or career. 

On Friday, January 8, 1999, forty-eight (48) students from Mr. Cripps' and 
Mrs. Goldman's Advanced Placement U.S. History and Ms. Russell's Honors U.S. 
History classes attended the Phi Alpha Theta State History Conference at 
Framingham State College. In December, the students submitted research papers 
which were begun in September. These papers were on a variety of topics 
provided by the college ranging from "The Life of a Civil War Soldier" to "The 
Impact of the Berlin Airlift." 

At the conference, each student was assigned to a seminar corresponding to the 
topic of his or her paper. In addition, the students attended another seminar 
of their choice. At both seminars, there was an opportunity for the lively 
exchange of ideas and an opportunity to meet students from across 
Massachusetts. The conference was sponsored by Upsilon Alpha, Framingham 
State College's chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the International Honor Society in 
History. Over 800 students from twenty-five high schools participated in this 
honorable event. Each student who attended the conference received a 
certificate of participation. In addition, Layna Dakin received a Top Ten 
award for her paper on "Peasant Life in the Medieval Manor." The following 
students received Honorable Mention: Jessica Garbati and Victoria Glazomitsky 
for "China the Next Economic Giant," Michelle Lemos for "Why the Reappearance 
of the Extreme Fight," James Devine for "The Alien and Sedition Acts," Paul 
Gambardella for "Life of the Roman Soldier, " Nick Maselli and Pat Sullivan for 
"Wrestlemania, " and Rebecca Rufo for "The Life of a Civil War Soldier." 

Manipulatives and projects have become a big part of our mathematics program. 
Students benefit greatly from hands-on, concrete examples. Also, the projects 
give our students the opportunity to do independent work and use their 
individual creativity. Many of these projects can be viewed in the showcases 
of the math area. 

The use of technology is obvious as one passes by our math classes . Our 
students are using calculators, graphing calculators and geometric software. 
Our teachers are making use of the overhead projectors and of the one TV- 
interface for the graphing calculator. 

We offered and are currently running one section of Advanced Placement 
Calculus. The students enrolled in this challenging course have consistently 
displayed their mathematical achievement and interest in the previous courses. 
We are looking more closely at placement into classes. All students should be 
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A select group of students are currently working in an innovative Math Topics 
program which was developed by EDC (Education Development Center) in Newton. 
It was funded by the National Science Foundation. Wilmington was chosen from 
a varied field of applicants to field test this program. A Wilmington High 
School graduate, Albert Cuoco, is the Director of EDC and is team teaching the 
program with Mrs. Masse. Several students traveled to EDC for an after-school 
presentation . 

All of the mathematics teachers are studying the MCAS results and looking more 
closely at the current curriculum. The item analysis provided by the state is 
an excellent source of information concerning individual topics. Our 
textbooks meet the current state standards and we are making adjustments for 
their optimum use to meet the changing needs of our students . 

Students enrolled in English courses now have the opportunity to read a 
greater variety of new novels, nonfiction, and dramas that have been purchased 
to enrich our current curriculum. Contemporary authors, many of whom are 
recommended by the state English/Language Arts frameworks, have been 
introduced at all grades so that students have the experience to read authors 
from different backgrounds who have unique styles. Authors being introduced 
include Zora Neale Thurston, Chinua Achebe, Sandra Cisneros, and Tobias Wolff. 

Members of the English Department also utilize different strategies to help 
students prepare for the four (4) major areas on the Verbal S.A.T.'s. For 
example, students in all grades study analogies as a way to see connections 
between words and ideas . Vocabulary is developed from context clues and 
sentence completion exercises, both of which are methods utilized on the 
S.A.T., as well as other standardized testing. Finally, critical reading and 
written analysis of a wide variety of literature is assigned. Also, the 
English Department offers a Verbal S.A.T. course in the spring and in the fall 
for students who will be taking the exams. This course meets at night and on 
Saturdays, simulates the testing situation, and offers tips in the test 
taking . 

The Foreign Language Department, which has offered five (5) years of French 
and five (5) years of Spanish for many years, has recently added two (2) 
languages. Latin is back and Chinese has been introduced. After a hiatus of 
several years, Latin is again being offered and taught by Mrs. Joyce Beckwith. 
Students are learning to decline nouns, conjugate verbs, identify English 
derivatives, and recognize prefixes and suffixes. Their knowledge of Latin 
will strengthen their understanding of English grammar and give them a broader 
vocabulary . 

Dr. Marlene Ross has been certified in Chinese for many years and has 
maintained and improved her proficiency in the language through courses and 
personal study. Thus, we have the unique opportunity of being able to offer 
our students Chinese, a language which is needed more and more in business and 
politics. Students are learning tones, pronunciation and vocabulary, and are 
reading and writing Chinese characters. They are also learning to speak and 
are being immersed in Chinese culture. If these students are able to continue 
their study of Chinese, they will enhance their employment opportunities and 
could make valuable contributions to Chinese/American relations. 



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NORTH INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL 

The North Intermediate School currently serves 428 students in grades six 
through eight. Our emphasis is to improve student performance, address the 
curriculum requirements of the community, and move forward on the State 
curriculum standards to better prepare our children for the twenty- first 
century. The School Advisory Council at the North is an integral part of the 
school community, allocating resources, providing information and working on 
school improvement plans that identify needs, increase awareness, establish 
goals, and provide budget input. 

The North Intermediate School continues to experience growth in the number of 
students entering the school each fall. Class sizes are large and the 
availability of classroom space has all but disappeared. Fortunately, a new 
middle school is being constructed and the opening date is set for August of 
2000. Our present sixth grade class will enter the new middle school as 
eighth graders . 

This year's schedule divided the school year into four quarters that rotates 
students through four different experiences with Art, Music, Computer 
Education, Technology Education, Physical Education and Health. The students 
have double class periods of the above-mentioned subjects every day for two 
months then the schedules change and the students move on to new experiences . 

New staff members have been added to support the Foreign Language and Language 
Arts curriculum. New computer hardware has been purchased that combines the 
computer with a VCR, videodisc and TV monitor for classroom instruction. A 
computer lab offers instruction to all students in word processing, spread 
sheeting and database usage. 

A new technology education program provides hands-on, active learning, multi- 
day units on rocketry and home planning and building. Students are doing 
science technology. Manipulatives and models are used to explore, model and 
analyze problems . 

The After-School program continues to be successful. Students are able to 
remain after school for a variety of activities that include sports, chorus, 
peer group activities, extra help and homework help. A late school bus 
provides transportation home for those students who remain after school . 

Other successful activities included: DARE, Select Chorus, Peer Mediation, 
Odyssey of the Mind, Team Harmony, Junior National Honor Society, Student 
Council, field trips and social events. 



We are continuing our efforts to address curriculum upgrades to meet our MCAS 
responsibilities . 



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WEST INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL 



The West Intermediate School is a 443-student school comprised of grades 6, 7 
and 8. There are 39 professional staff members, including a full-time 
librarian and guidance counselor. Teachers are involved in a variety of 
professional development opportunities, including coursework, training and 
conference participation. Via grant funding West teachers are serving as 
mentors to new teachers, establishing a community service learning program, 
participating in a state network of math and science educators, and 
implementing a model technology program. Teachers have common planning time 
and meet once per week as grade- level or specialist teams. Specialist areas 
include media, technology literacy, physical education, health, art, music, 
and technology education. Issues of school climate and increased student 
achievement are being addressed through the implementation of the Turning 
Points Principles, a set of recommendations based on research of effective 
middle schools. These recommendations call for greater teacher, parent and 
student input in the decision-making process and establishment of a Leadership 
Team to coordinate and to bring forth ideas to the faculty-at- large . Both the 
West and the North Intermediate Schools were the recipients of state grants to 
proceed with the planning and implementation of the Turning Points report. 

Students participate in a wide variety of co-curricular experiences. There is 
an activity period twice per week, which allows students to select an area of 
interest such as chorus, band, peer mediation, "Games That Make You Think," 
"Reading for Pleasure," "Current Events," and "Video Club." In addition, 
students may join after-school sports, student government, dance committees, 
yearbook, variety show, cable television club, web page club, student 
newspaper and the like. There are many field trips during the year, which 
afford students additional "hands-on" experiences and the opportunity to use 
the resources of Wilmington, Boston and other communities. Such trips include 
visits to local art galleries and theaters, a one-day trip to New York City, 
which is the culminating event of the eighth grade study of immigration and a 
four-day trip to Washington, D. C. for eighth graders as well. 

The West Intermediate School has implemented flexible scheduling for 
specialist subjects and is investigating such scheduling for grade-level teams 
as well. In the fall of 2000, the West Intermediate School will merge with 
the North Intermediate School in a new facility. Construction of the new 
school began in December of 1998. 

SHAWSHEEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 

The Shawsheen Elementary School's theme for the 1998-1999 school year is 
Diversity and Acceptance in a Community of Learners where high social and 
academic goals are BOTH attained. The teaching, learning and caring are set 
in the context of commonly shared values, such as honesty, fairness and 
respect and are implemented through the development and strengthening of 
social skills, such as cooperation, assertion, responsibility, empathy and 
self-control. In conjunction with our theme this year, the school is 
developing the components of The Responsive Classroom v;ith morning meetings 
and incorporating Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligence Theory and Brain- 



Based Learning while helping students achieve high standards of excellence 
with Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and the Wilmington Strategic Plan. 

The School Improvement Plan, developed by the School Council (SAC) has focused 
on reading, safety, technology, class size, communication between home and 
school, inclusion, student learning requirements, MCAS preparation and school 
themes. The testing programs include: Grade 3 Iowa Basic Skills (national), 
Grade 4 MCAS (state) , Grade 5 Stanford 9 (national) . 

Parent Advisory Council (PAC) is very active, meets once a month and provides 
educational, social and recreational programs for students and families during 
the school year. This year the PAC programs include: 

Annual Craft Fair 

Enrichment programs focusing on school theme: Cashore Marionettes, 

Beethoven, Hansel and Gretel, Laura Ingalls Wilder 
Mini Request Grants for Teachers 
Field Days 
Field Trips 
Fifth Grade Dinner 
Math-A-Thon 
Homework Club 

Technology: The Shawsheen School is in Phase 3 of its technology plan. Each 
classroom has at least one to two computers connected to MediaOne and Internet 
access. Grades 1-3 have an interactive Successmaker Program involving every 
student strengthening each one's independent reading ability. The Library 
Media Center is on line and has the capabilities for the Electronic Bookshelf 
for Grades 1-5. 

This is the second year for the Student Council organization comprised of 
Grade 5 students. This year the students are generating ideas for the 
community projects for the whole school to participate in, and also they model 
the Code of Conduct in our elementary student handbook. There is a safety 
patrol monitoring the hallways and the recess yard in the morning. 

A Peer Leadership Program with the Shawsheen Technical High School has been 
established. This is the third year of mentoring with our elementary school 
students one afternoon per month. Activities in terms of being a coach, role 
model, a support person and a friend. 

The specialists at the Shawsheen School are Mr. Donovan (Music), Mrs. Favreau 
(Art), Mrs. Mahoney (Library/Media) and Ms. Hendee (Physical Education) are 
working with the topic "Space." This scientific topic is a major component of 
the Massachusetts Science Frameworks Curriculum. The specialists are creating 
an integrated program highlighting space with music, creative arts, literature 
and physical activity. 

The Shawsheen School presents a weekly school news program on WCTV. The 
students write, produce and videotape everyday happenings in the school with 
Grades 1-5. 

Grades 4 and 5 will experience an Outdoor Life Program at Camp Forty Acres 



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under the direction of Mr. Rick Barry, Grade 5 teacher, and Ms. Susan Hendee, 
the Physical Education teacher. Teamwork, cooperation, and hands-on project 
adventure activities serve as the nature's outdoor classroom for one week in 
the spring. 



All staff at the 
Shawsheen School 
are trained as 
Skillful 
Teachers with 
strategies in 
Research for 
Better Teaching. 
It is our total 
commitment to 
educate all our 
students by 
giving them 
opportunity and 
create 

conditions for 
them to discover 
and explore to 
their fullest 
potential and 
experience 
success . 

Nothing is more important than cultivating a love of learning and of 
growth . 




Students at the Shawsheen Street School. 



personal 



WOBURN STREET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 

The Woburn Street School staff has been focusing a great amount of time during 
the past year on reviewing the new Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks, and 
aligning the existing curriculum with those standards. Study groups at each 
grade level have been conducting ongoing, in-depth analysis of the 
Reading/Language Arts Frameworks. That work is very close to completion and 
attention will soon be shifted to the area of mathematics. We expect that 
these efforts will ultimately translate into steady improvement by our 
students on the MCAS exam. 



The Museum of Fine Arts, in recognition of the Woburn Street School's 
commitment to the arts, arranged a special viewing of the "Monet in the 20"'' 
Century" Exhibit for 13 of our students on December 16^^. The Museum also 
accepted our art team to participate in their Educators for Monet Program. 
This program provided our team with resource information, and student booklets 
to prepare our students prior to visiting the exhibit. The Museum of Fine 
Arts Education Department has recognized our school as an exemplary program of 
art integration across the curriculum. 

Recently, our grade 5 students participated in the National Geographic 
Society's National Geography Bee. The bee is designed to promote the study of 
social studies, and particularly geography, in our schools. Students from all 



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50 States participate in this program each year. National finalists compete 
for scholarships ($25,000 for the winner), cash, and other prizes. On Friday, 
January 9^^' eleven classroom finalists participated in the school finals 
competition. Michael McMahon won in a very close competition. All of our 
finalists did an outstanding job. Michael has taken a qualifying test and is 
currently awaiting the results. This will determine whether he qualifies to 
move onto the statewide competition in April. 

Technology continues to move forward at Woburn Street School. This has been a 
collaborative effort from the outset. Our Technology Steering Committee, 
which consists primarily of parent volunteers, with able guidance from Lee 
McCanne, our district-wide Technology Coordinator, continues to develop the 
critical infrastructure needed to get our school totally "on-line." Recently 
their efforts have shifted to performing needed hardware upgrades to give our 
computers the capabilities to effectively access both the local and wide area 
networks, that are already in place. Our WILCUE Team, Sandy Arciero, Jane 
Welch, and David Youkilis, have provided leadership in educating our staff as 
to the myriad of benefits these new technologies can provide in the classroom. 
They have also been active, of late, getting our computer lab back up and 
running . 

Our Peer Mediation Program continues to grow and flourish. Recently, in 
collaboration with the Wildwood School, we trained our second group of young 
mediators. Eighteen students, from grades 4 and 5, participated in a rigorous 
two-day training session. At this training, students were introduced to the 
fundamentals of conflict resolution via mediation. Training is ongoing at 
this time. The program should be back up and running again by the end of 
January . 

Our Writer- In-Residence this year is Norah Dooley. Ms. Dooley is a local 
author, storyteller and artist who writes around multicultural themes. Her 
books, "Everybody Cooks Rice," and "Everybody Bakes Bread" were purchased this 
summer by the Wilmington Public Library. Her published works convey "a simple 
theme of respect and commonality of human experience within our beautiful 
diversity." Ms. Dooley has recently given three large presentations for 
grades one through five. She will be here for several days in January 
offering classroom workshops for our young writers in grades four and five. 

Woburn Street School is, once again, participating in the Odyssey of the Mind 
Program. This parent volunteer- run program challenges students to solve 
problems which have open-ended solutions. Participants create solutions that 
are original, imaginative, and, often ingenious. To accomplish this students 
work together in cooperative teams. They not only develop a solution, they 
also present their solution in a performance before an audience. This year 
Woburn Street School is sponsoring three teams. These teams will present 
their solutions on March 6"^ at Andover High School. 

WILDWOOD SCHOOL 

The Wildwood School has undergone a number of improvements to its building 
during the past year. The windows have been replaced with new plexiglass, 
giving the school more light. Many of the old floor tiles have been replaced 
and the building's outside trim has been painted a more neutral color. In 



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addition, the funds have been budgeted for the installation of a new boiler. 
These physical improvements are helping to restore an aging facility as well 
as helping to create a safer, more pleasant environment for working and 
learning . 

This year began the Outdoor Life program for the fifth graders. The program 
was held in April at the town forest. In the past, fifth graders spent a week 
in October attending Nature's Classroom. The Outdoor Life program seeks to 
utilize our own town resources for providing our fifth grade students with an 
outdoor problem solving experience. The program was conducted for one week 
and was very successful. The weather was unusually perfect for early April 
and the pictorial display exhibited in the main entranceway of the school 
during May gave testimony to the fun and learning that took place. Staff and 
students had positive comments about the program. We are planning to conduct 
this program for our present fifth grade students this spring. 

The Wildwood School continues to emphasize the importance of developing 
lifelong reading habits and improving literacy for children at every grade 
level . This year the students are participating in another schoolwide reading 
incentive program, "Beading for Reading, " which encourages recreational 
reading and rewards the children for reading at home. Our annual "Author's 
Visit" continues to be an important focus of the reading inventive program and 
this spring. Reeve Lindbergh, the well-known children's author and daughter of 
the famous aviator, Charles Lindbergh, will be visiting the school. She will 
make special presentations to each grade level and will autograph books, which 
will be presented to all children who reach the final goal. In addition, all 
our students have participated in a book swap, aimed at maintaining an 
interest in quality literature. Also, students in grades one and two continue 
to bring home reading bags with quality reading selections, stuffed animal 
mascots and reading response journals. A combined reading/physical education 
night, held last spring, is planned again for later this year. This family 
evening allows children and parents to return to the school in the evening for 
reading, enjoying stories and participating in physical education activities. 
Snacks are provided at the conclusion of the event . 

The results of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) were 
received in early December and we are continually analyzing them to improve 
our instruction as well as the academic capabilities of our students. The 
Wildwood School placed at levels equal to or higher than the average 
performance levels for the state. We are working to show improvement in the 
performance of our students over time. Study groups have been formed to 
examine the Curriculum Frameworks, align our curriculum to those Frameworks, 
and closely examine the MCAS results to determine which areas are in need of 
change and improvement. Through monies made available by grants from the 
state, we are able to fund this work as we strive to better educate our 
students . 

In September, we began to offer Reading Recovery services to our first grade 
children. This early intervention program was developed by Marie Clay in New 
Zealand and has been implemented in schools around the world. Its success is 
well documented and we are fortunate to be able to add this program to our 
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School, IS being trained as a Reading Recovery teacher this year. During her 
training period, she is able to provide Reading Recovery services under the 
regular supervision of a certified Reading Recovery teacher. The training for 
this additional reading program is being provided through a grant. 

The Wildwood School has been provided with Internet access and our computers 
have been updated. A web page has been created and our address is: 
http : //f amilyeducation . com/MA/Wilmington . Technology continues to be an 
important area of emphasis at the school as we seek to prepare youngsters for 
a computerized workplace in the 21st century. 

The Science Fair, held in May, was very successful, with students creating and 
displaying a wide variety of projects. This year, we plan to hold the Science 
Fair in March as we believe that an earlier date will relieve the extremely 
busy schedule that always occurs at the end of the year. This change in 
scheduling will also eliminate any conflict between the Science Fair, the 
fourth grade MCAS testing, and the second and third grade IOWA reading 
testing, which is mandated by the state and completed in April and May. 

The Wildwood School Council is once again implementing an ambitious school 
improvement plan, created from the responses to questionnaires completed by 
parents and staff, as well as from discussions which took place at the monthly 
School Council meetings. The school improvement plan recommends the following 
actions : 

■ Continuing an appreciation for reading by offering a new reading incentive 
program, book swap, and visiting author 

■ Fostering a positive school climate by promoting a P.R.I.D.E. program and 
the themes of friendship and understanding 

■ Expanding the Odyssey of the Mind program to include primary grade students 
in addition to the upper elementary classes 

■ Conducting a math awareness evening 

■ Instituting a series of steps to ease the transition from kindergarten to 
grade one 

■ Assigning full-time educational tutors to those classrooms with high 
student enrollments 

■ Enhancing the physical appearance of the school 

■ Modifying the "pay ahead" program for school lunch payment 

■ Improving the playground 

• Continuing to monitor and make recommendations pertaining to safety 

■ Updating technology 

■ Supporting the staff as they continue to implement the curriculum 
frameworks 



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BOUTWELL SCHOOL 



The Boutwell Early Childhood Center is a uniquely round building that houses 
seven kindergarten classrooms, four first grades from the Shawsheen district 
and an Extended Day Program. The 1998-1999 school year has proven to be 
another exciting, challenging and rewarding time for our children, staff and 
parents . 

We strive to provide a developmentally appropriate kindergarten program that 
provides student centered levels of instruction and high expectations and that 
meets the diverse needs and challenges of all children. Our kindergarten and 
first grade students continue to thrive in a curriculum that fosters academic 
success, independence, social development, inquiry and problem solving. 

Our Parent Advisory Council is comprised of an active and growing assembly of 
parents who work tirelessly for the children. Exceptional enrichment 
programs, technology support, community projects are but a few of the 
endeavors provided by our PAC. This year, the Boutwell PAC purchased a new 
state of the art computer and printer for teacher use, scanner and digital 
camera, which have greatly enhanced technology at our school. Holiday coat 
and food drives, family fun night, ice cream smorgasbord and a teacher 
appreciation luncheon are also provided by PAC with much parent support. 

Literacy month in November continues to be a focus for the staff in 
highlighting the importance of early reading and literacy. This year, our 
celebration included participation in the Spread the Word Program. The 
children and families at the Boutwell School donated over 750 books that were 
then delivered to a needy school in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Also in 
November, the Boutwell students were visited by two hockey players from the 
Lowell Lock Monsters' Hockey Team. The players read to the children and spoke 
to the lifelong importance of literacy and reading. Even Louie, the Lock 

Monster mascot, listened attentively as 
stories were read. Norah Dooley, local 
author of children's books, spent the day 
reading with the children and then met 
with parents for an evening storytelling 
workshop . 

Special events are common occurrences at 
the Boutwell School. The whole school 
theme unit for this year was the ocean. 
Children, working in cooperative groups, 
visited every kindergarten classroom 
working with different teachers learning 
about the ocean and its attributes. With 
each teacher concentrating on a different 
aspect of the curriculum, the children 
engaged in graphing with goldfish, 
singing ocean songs while "swimming" 
under the sea, making fishing poles using 
math and measurement and creating 
erf^anen sludents sing 'songs of the sea " at the environmentally safe beaches . The 
^vell School. . ^ ^ ^ 

•culminating event featured the entire 




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school in the cafetorium for songs and celebrations. We even had a visit from 
a life-sized lobster who danced with the children. 

Entering the Boutwell School can be like a visit to your travel agent. On any 
given day, you may see and walk into a tropical rainforest, an igloo at the 
North Pole, a Red Sox game at Fenway Park or just travel the world tracing 
postcards received from points around the world sent from our traveling teddy 
bear . 

Another yearly focus at the Boutwell School is to assist the children in 
making easy transitions. Each year we have many Wilmington pre-school classes 
visit the Boutwell in the spring in preparation for their arrival for 
kindergarten the following fall. Also, our kindergarten children visit their 
receiving schools in Wilmington. Our first grade students take a special ride 
to the Shawsheen School to spend time in the second grade classrooms. During 
this time, the entire elementary school community works together to assist in 
helping the children have a successful completion to their year at the 
Boutwell and a smooth beginning in the year ahead. 

FINE ARTS DEPT^TMENT 

The Fine Arts program continues to provide critical learning opportunities for 
the Wilmington school population. All elementary students receive instruction 
from certified teachers for a 45 minute period each week, and a half hour for 
the kindergarten population. At the middle school level, this year, students 
take art classes for 90 minutes every day for an intense period of time. The 
high school still offers a broad photography and fine arts selection. This 
commitment to a comprehensive and structured program results in Wilmington 
students becoming culturally, aesthetically and technically aware of a wide 
range of historical references, different cultures, varied mediums and the 
ability to make critical judgments. 

Field trips are also important in the Fine Arts Department . Both students 
from the Woburn Street School and from the High School visited the Monet in 
the 90 's Exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts. High School students also 
were given a tour of the new Decordova Museum in Lincoln and learn about 
monoprinting at the Michael Mazur show there in the spring. Mrs. Larrabee was 
the artistic reference for the Strings Attached visit to Italy last spring. 
Phyllis Beinart, at the West Intermediate School, is currently coordinating 
visits between middle school students and the Addison Gallery of Art Museums 
in Andover . 

We are also pleased to announce the results of the Scholastic Art Awards. 
Angela Fiorenza won a gold key for her Mixed Media self-portrait. Angela is 
currently studying architecture at Wentworth Institute in Boston. Daniel 
Recupero was awarded an honorable mention for his pastel of another student 
and he is currently studying art at Monserrrat College in Beverly. Kristen 
Cipriani, a photography student also won an honorable mention for her portrait 
of "Sean." Many of our students have gone on to further their art education 
at Mass College of Art, U Mass Dartmouth and Savannah College of Art and 
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Our showings at the Roman House continue to be popular with students, parents 
and staff. Approximately three times a year work from all levels is selected, 
framed and hung in the Roman House. The staff there enjoys the work and the 
various groups of parents that come to see their children's work on display. 
This has been a very successful endeavor. 



This spring, Ilona Berlik was the first Wilmington ar 
portfolio to the College Board Advanced Program. We 
seniors working on their portfolios this year. This 
that requires a broad range of techniques and subject 



t student to submit a 
currently have three 
is an intensive program 
matter as well as a 
concentration 
subject. With their 
studies the advanced 
class also visits the 
residents at Sunrise, 
adult nursing home in 
Wilmington. The 
students do art work 
with the residents, 
interacting with them 
and getting them to 
do drawing and 
coloring with them. 
This has been a very 
successful 
collaboration with 
both senior citizens 
and adolescents being 
rewarded . 



A joint venlurc helween High School art students and Sunrise Homes benefits both 
student and resident. 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION & ATHLETICS 

The Physical Education Department continued to serve all students (K-12) as 
well as providing an adaptive program for students with special needs. 

The Elementary Health Program once again has incorporated "Project Charlie" 
into the curriculum. In Grade 5, we continue to offer the DARE Program, in 
cooperation with the Wilmington Police Department and Officer Chip Bruce. 
These programs emphasize the importance of drug/alcohol education through 
teaching of self-esteem, responsibility and decision making. A Scholastic 
Science program has been added for all grade levels to enhance the existing 
health curriculum. 

The Physical Education Department cited several students for Outstanding 
Achievement in Physical Education for 1998: 




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Academic Excellence Awards were presented to the following students: 



Class of 1999 
Class of 2000 
Class of 2001 



Mark DiGiovanni & Laura Winn 
John Gillis & Lindsay Bruno 
Joshua Hiltz & Katelyn Sughrue 



Academic Achievement Awards were presented to the following students: 

Patrick Heffernan, Shawn Haubner, Jeffrey Coughlin, Eric Banda & Timothy Riley 

Outstanding Effort Awards were presented to the following athletes: 

Adrienne Huynh, Lindsay Morse, Christine Ross, Paul DeGennarol , Andrew Tohmc, 
David Hanley, James Rourke, Bruce Mclnnis, Alfred Quinton, Matthew Kacamburas 

Athletic Awards/Recipients: 

• Dr. Gerald Fagan Award: "To the most outstanding Wilmington High School 
senior athlete:" Scott Swiezynski (University of Missouri) and Catherine 
Townsend (Stonehill College) 

• Lawrence H. Gushing, Sr. Award: "To the senior demonstrating sportsmanship, 
scholarship and athletic ability:" Kristin Flynn (Fordham University) and 
Chris Kilburn (Stonehill College) 

• Harold "Ding" Driscoll Award: "To the senior athlete demonstrating 
dedication to athletics at Wilmington High School:" Jeff Arciero and 
Melissa Mather 

• Joseph H. Woods Jr. Memorial: "To the senior athlete demonstrating courage, 
discipline and tenacity while attending Wilmington High School:" Leann 
Bento and Scott Swiezynski 

• "Top Ten" Awards: 



1 


Cheryl Lecesse 


Colby College 


3 


Rebecca Rogers 


University of Missouri 


4 


Kevin Carroll 


Babson College 


5 


Scott Swiezynski 


University of Missouri 


6 


Stacey Kendall 


University of Massachusetts at Amherst 


7 


Hung Nguyen 


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 


8 


Kristin Flynn 


Fordham University 


9 


Paul Tentindo 


University of Connecticut 


10 


Thomas Heigham 


Providence 



Additional Awards presented were the "Wildcat Distinguished Service Award" 
presented to: Ruth "Punckin" Townsend and the "George Spanos Award" presented 
to: Chris and Ron Bento 



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The 1998 Boys Soccer and Boys Baseball, both teams coached by "Wilmington's 
Coach of the Year" Richard Scanlon, won the North Division Championship. Girls 
Volleyball, coached by Mike Nee, Field Hockey, coached by Patty Cushing and 
Soccer, coached by Sue Hendee all qualified for the MIAA State Tournaments. 
Once again the Boys Basketball team, coached by Jim McCune, qualified for the 
MIAA State Tournaments . 

SPECIAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT 

During the last calendar year the Special Education Department received 185 
referrals for initial TEAM evaluations and provided special education and 
related treatment services to approximately 588 special needs students ages 3- 
22 . 

The special education/preschool program has utilized state early childhood 
grant monies to significantly enhance its computer technology in all three 
classrooms. State of the art computers, printers, and software appropriate 
for three and four year old students have been obtained and are currently 
being utilized. Additionally, these monies have allowed the preschool program 
to purchase new early childhood appropriate playground materials which were 
installed behind the high school this fall. 

Our preschool programs are currently conducting a self-study in anticipation 
of our application for accreditation by the National Academy of Early 
Childhood Programs. The self -study is a year long process. At its conclusion 
a team of external validaters will observe our programs and determine whether 
our preschool programs will be accredited by this national association. 

The Special Education Department has received on-going state funding to 
provide training for special education and regular education teachers in the 
implementation of our state's Curriculum Frameworks with special needs 
students. Last summer teams of special education and regular education 
teachers received training in curriculum modifications and learning styles. 
These teams are currently providing training for their colleagues at each 
school with a particular focus on preparing special needs students to take the 
state's MCAS test. 

SCHOOL FOOD SERVICE DEPARTMENT 

Wilmington School Food Service employs fourteen full time staff members and 
sixteen part time. We are a self-supporting department within the School 
Department. All salaries, including the Director's and Secretary's, food 
purchases, equipment and most maintenance as well as office supplies are paid 
from student lunch participation, reimbursement from Department of Education, 
catering functions such as National Honor Society Banquets, luncheons, coffee 
hours. Senior Citizen Lunch Program, Extended Day Care Program and any other 
programs that allow us to cater and put these monies back into the program. 

We comply with the United States Department of Agriculture food based menus. 
We have upgraded our computer system to provide us with a more up-to-date 
accounting system. We will investigate available software to continue to keep 
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We offer students many lunch choices to encourage participation at the 
reasonable price of $1.25. We served 318,900 student meals and 17,015 senior 
citizen meals this year. We have conducted several pilot programs to bring 
new ideas and products into school food service. 

The facilities of the High School cafeteria were upgraded this year with the 
construction of a snack bar. The Public Buildings Department was most helpful 
and cooperative in supplying the manpower to build the snack bar. All costs 
came from the school food service budget . 

We once again participated in Framingham State College's graduate Intern 
Program. A student intern studied under Wilmington School Food Service 
Program. With this assistance, we were able to survey one of the schools and 
bring in equipment to better service the students. It is an enriching 
experience for all of us. 

This year, four of our long-time managers retired and a manager position was 
created at the Boutwell School. This repositioning of staff involved a great 
deal of training for everyone. We're happy to say the transition was very 
smooth and five new managers were in place, January 1998. We miss our 
retirees and look forward to a great future with a new staff. 

At present there are sixteen National Restaurant Association certified 
sanitarians on staff with twelve other staff members having recently completed 
the "Serv-safe" course. The hope is to have all staff certified. 

The Senior Citizen Lunch Program continues to be supportive of our senior 
population. Contact the Senior Drop- In Center if you are in need of meals-on- 
wheels or would like to come for lunch at the High School . 

We are always striving to improve our services to the students and community 
and are happy to respond to any suggestions and requests when possible. 

PERSONNEL 

The following people retired from the Wilmington Public Schools this past 
year: Mr. James Jordan, Principal of the West Intermediate School; Mr. James 
Gilligan, Teacher at the West Intermediate School; Mr. John Krey, Teacher at 
Wilmington High School; Miss Carol Folkins, Teacher at the Shawsheen 
Elementary School; Mrs. Barbara Beaucher, Librarian at the Woburn Street 
School; Mr. Robert Dicey, Teacher at Wilmington High School; Mrs. Donna 
Caruso, Teacher at the Woburn Street School and Mrs. Toby Simon, Elementary 
Music Teacher. The Wilmington school community wishes to thank these people 
for their many years of dedicated service to the children of Wilmington and 
wishes them many happy and healthful retirement years. 

We also lost one of our Woburn Street School teachers, Mrs. Nancy Davine . 
Mrs. Davine passed away after a long illness. She will be missed by the 
students and by her fellow teachers. 



In conclusion, we would like to take this opportunity to extend our 
appreciation to the administrators, teachers, support staff, parents and 
students who contributed their efforts to the Wilmington Public Schools during 
the 1997-1998 school year. A special note of thanks to the many town 
departments that cooperated with the school system in 1998 . 

Shawsheen Regional Vocational 
Technical Hiffh School District 



Elected representatives of the Regional School Committee are: Mark Trifiro 
and Donald Drouin from Bedford; Kenneth L. Buffum, Vice Chairman and Bernard 
F. Hoar, Treasurer, from Billerica; John P. Miller, Chairman and Alfred 
Verrier from Burlington; J. Peter Downing and Patricia W. Meuse from 
Tewksbury; and James M. Gillis, Secretary, and Robert G. Peterson from 
Wilmington . 

Shawsheen Valley Technical is one of twenty-six regional vocational technical 
school districts in Massachusetts. Eleven hundred thirty- two high school 
students were enrolled in comprehensive vocational/technical programs in 
October of 1998. The school has experienced major increases in high school 
enrollment since October of 1992. Over eight hundred adults also participated 
in adult education courses. Shawsheen' s comprehensive adult education program 
is the fifth largest in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

Two hundred thirty-nine seniors graduated in 1998 . Sixty percent of the 
graduating class secured jobs in their chosen profession, thirty percent 
pursued higher education and three percent joined the armed services. 
Consistent with historically based data, Shawsheen' s excellent placement 
statistics rank amongst the highest in Massachusetts. 

To continue with our excellent placement statistics, five members of our 
technology staff became Microsoft Certified Instructors in our Management 
Information Program. This will enable our students to have the technical 
expertise in the fastest growing industry in Massachusetts. 

Fifteen area colleges have developed articulation agreements with Shawsheen 
Valley Technical granting students college credit for the work completed 
during high school. Known as the "Tech Prep" program, this unique approach in 
developing career paths for students while in high school, maximized student 
interest to obtain advanced degrees in emerging technical areas and assured 
students a career educational path that is both relevant and rewarding. 
Industry leaders and educational professionals from throughout the United 
States have applauded Shawsheen Valley Technical 's Tech Prep program and have 
emulated it throughout the nation. 

Ninth graders begin their high school years as inquisitive children and leave 
our institution as aspiring adults. We are committed to provide a nurturing 
and challenging high school experience second to none. Upon entering, 
students spend every other week experiencing and exploring fourteen different 
vocational/technical professions. With nineteen different programs to select, 
parents and students select eight of. the fourteen areas they are scheduled to 



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explore. Students spend alternate weeks in academic classes. By eliminating 
study halls and providing a challenging eight period school day, students 
acquired all Carnegie Unit requirements for entrance into any college of their 
choice. Unfortunately, interest in attending Shawsheen Technical has grown 
beyond availability requiring a waiting list of students. 

By April of their freshman year, students select a vocational/technical 
profession they will major in for the next three and a quarter years. If they 
select Plumbing or Electrical, they will earn their 1500 hour requirement for 
a journeyman's license prior to graduating from high school. If they select 
Cosmetology, they will acquire the 1000 hours during high school needed to 
take the state examination. Program offerings range from Health Careers to 
Electronics to Telecommunications to Culinary Arts to Graphic Arts to Welding. 
The public is invited to contact our Guidance Department at (978) 667-2111 for 
a catalog of our diverse program offerings. 

In the fall of their senior year, many students begin employment with local 
companies during their shop week as apprentices or co-op placements. Over two 
hundred and fifty area company businesspersons serve on Shawsheen' s Craft 
Advisory Committees ensuring our curriculum, content and technology is up-to- 
date. Meeting twice each year with Shawsheen administrators, these local 
businesspersons are amongst the first that hire graduates from programs they 
had a part in developing. 

Shawsheen students participate in a wide variety of extracurricular 
activities. From the Technical National Honor Society to the School Play to 
Vocational Clubs of America competitions against other vocational/technical 
schools in district, state, and national competitions, Shawsheen' s commitment 
to providing a wide range of activities for student development extends well 
beyond the classroom or athletic field. 

During the past school year, over 350 Shawsheen students participated in 
interscholastic athletics and captured Commonwealth Athletic Conference 
championships in Cross Country, Wrestling and Boys' Basketball. The Wrestling 
team won their third straight vocational title while the Basketball 
Cheerleading squad won the Division II North State Championship. On an 
individual basis, Nicole Stanasek became the first female to score 1,000 
points in Basketball. The Ice Hockey, Boys' Basketball and Softball teams all 
qualified for state tournament play. 

Special Activities in 1998 

Many activities took place during 1998 that deserve special recognition: 

♦ Technology was an exploding business in Massachusetts and Shawsheen Valley 
Technical High School was leading the way for our students. Shawsheen 
Valley was ranked by the Massachusetts Department of Education as number 
nine in the state for technology. Shawsheen Valley was selected a 
Lighthouse Technology High School by the Department of Education to train 
teachers on how to design and integrate web pages into the classroom for 



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students. Over fifty teachers from eastern Massachusetts were trained by- 
five Shawsheen teachers using Front-page software as an instructional tool. 
The work of Shawsheen teachers and our school web pages are on the Internet 
at www . ©shawsheen . tec . ma . us . Over one hundred colleges are linked to our 
English Crucible web site. 

♦ The Shawsheen Tech Career Center became fully operational. Current 
software, including the Guidance Information System (GIS) , the Dictionary 
of Occupational Titles (DOT) and the Outlook Handbook allow students and 
adults to access college and career information electronically. These 
resources are also supplemented by Internet access with links to many 
educational and career sites. In addition to electronic materials, there 
is a current selection of college catalogues, videos and career 
information . 

♦ Shawsheen' s Citizenship Award's Program continued to recognize the efforts 
of young people that otherwise would go unnoticed by conventional 
achievement assessments. The criteria applied in identifying the "good 
citizens" at Shawsheen Valley Technical High School boiled down to the 
student impressing a staff member (each of whom may nominate one student 
for the award) with the quality of their character. The award culminated 
in a dinner event attended by the recipients and the families served by the 
dedicated staff volunteering their time to recognize these outstanding 
young people. This program was inspired by the Dean of Students, Mr. John 
Bowen, over ten years ago and continues to draw enthusiastic support. 

♦ Members of the Massachusetts Army National Guard now have access to one of 
the most comprehensive education Web Sites in the country, thanks to some 
successful team work by the Massachusetts Army National Guard's Education 
Services Office and students at Shawsheen Valley Technical High School. 
The site was co-designed by Shawsheen Internet Technology students. Thanks 
to the students' work, for the first time in the history of the 
Massachusetts Army National Guard, soldiers can find everything they need 
through the Internet. The Massachusetts Army National Guard Education Web 
Site may be the most comprehensive site available anywhere in the nation. 

♦ Renovations were made to the science lab and gymnasium. 
Community Projects 

Examples of numerous community projects completed by Shawsheen Valley 
Technical High School are as follows: 

♦ Shawsheen Valley Technical High School assisted with the construction of a 
concession stand at the Marshall Middle School to be used at high school 
football games and other sporting events. This project was a major 
undertaking that served as an extension of the classroom which provided 
hands-on instruction for students of the Construction Departments under the 
supervision and direction of the Masonry, Plumbing, Electrical and 
Carpentry staff. 

♦ The Cosmetology students and teachers participated in the Yankee Doodle 
Homecoming in Billerica and visited Middlesex Community College to 



demonstrate proper manicuring techniques of hand and nail care and waxing 
procedures. Cosmetology students also visited the Billerica Life Care 
Center and the Wilmington Council on Aging providing manicure services for 
residents . 

♦ The Carpentry students, under the supervision and instruction of the 
Carpentry Department staff, remodeled the Billerica Access Cable Television 
Studio including the design and building of a new anchor desk, built and 
installed a series of solid oak custom trophy cases and remodeled an area 
used as a music room into a new and updated classroom at Burlington High 
School. Together with the Masonry Department, the students also 
constructed a cement block storage shed at the Heath Brook School in 
Tewksbury . 

♦ Culinary students and teachers prepared food and served dinner at a dance 
held for Shawsheen Valley Technical High School freshman parents at the 
Billerica Elks and also participated in the, "Taste of Tewksbury" held at 
Tewksbury State Hospital . 

♦ Health Technology students visited the Tewksbury State Hospital Huntington 
Disease Center several times this year, working with patients. The holiday 
spirit was evidenced when Health Technology students provided Christmas 
gifts and sang Christmas carols for patients at the State Hospital. 

♦ Graphic Arts students printed numerous items for area towns including a 
newsletter for the Burlington Veterans and the Burlington Bicentennial 
Committee. Graphic Arts and Health Department students jointly designed 
and printed material for the Bedford Historical Society. 

Hired in August of 1998, Ms. K. A. Sullivan assumed the position of Director 
of Academic Programs. Ms Sullivan's primary responsibilities include 
evaluating the quality of the academic program in keeping with school, 
community and statewide expectations for high school graduates . The learning 
progress of Shawsheen Valley Technical High School students will be assessed 
through analysis of performance on standardized tests and internal assessments 
annually. Support services will be directed to the attainment of essential 
skills . 

Conclusion 

Shawsheen Valley Technical High School's continued success is a direct result 
of the support received from District Town Administrators, Boards of 
Selectmen, Finance Committees, Town Meetings and citizens. We very much 
appreciate their cooperation and support. 



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Town Meetiii! 



WARRANT ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION - APRIL 18, 1998 
WITH ACTION TAKEN THEREON 



TO: 



CONSTABLE OF THE TOWN OF WILMINGTON: 



GREETINGS: In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and in the manner 
prescribed in the By-laws of said town, you are hereby directed to notify and 
warn the inhabitants of the town qualified to vote in town affairs to meet and 
assemble at the West Intermediate School (Precincts 1 and 2), the Wildwood 
School (Precincts 3 and 4), and the Town Hall Auditorium (Precincts 5 and 6) 
N.B., Saturday the eighteenth day of April, A.D. 1998 at 9:45 o'clock in the 
forenoon, the polls to be opened at 10:00 A.M. and shall be closed at 8:00 
P.M. for the election of Town Officers: 

ARTICLE 1. To bring in your votes on one ballot respectively for the 
following named offices to wit: Two Selectmen for the term of Three Years; 
Three Members of the School Committee for the term of Three Years; One Member 
of the Housing Authority for the term of Five Years; One Member of the Housing 
Authority for the term of Four Years; One Member of the Redevelopment 
Authority for the term of Five Years; One Member of the Redevelopment 
Authority for the term of One Year; One Member of the Regional Vocational 
Technical School Committee for the term of Three Years. 

You are also hereby further required and directed to notify and warn the said 
inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington who are qualified to vote on elections 
and town affairs therein to assemble subsequently and meet in the Town Meeting 
at the High School Gymnasium, Church Street, in said Town of Wilmington, on 
Saturday the twenty-fifth day of April, A.D. 1998 at 10:30 A.M., then and 
there to act on the following articles: 

In accordance with the above Warrant, the election was called by the Town 
Clerk, Kathleen M. Scanlon at the Town Hall, Registrar Barbara Buck at the 
West Intermediate School, and the Assistant Town Clerk, Carolyn M. Kenney at 
the Wildwood School. 

All voting machines were opened and the zero sheets were posted so that the 
candidates could examine them before the polls were opened. The checkers were 
prepared with their voting lists and voter identification cards and everything 
was in readiness at 10:00 A.M. and the polls were declared open. 

The results were as follows: 



SELECTMEN for three years 


(vote for two ) 


Voted 


James J. Rooney 


47 Towpath Drive 


148 




(Cand. For Re-election) 




Daniel C. Wandell 


91 Shawsheen Avenue 


966 




(Cand. For Re-election) 




Charles R. Fiore, Jr. 


12 R Concord Street 


713 


Mark Nelson 


78 Swain Road 


472 


A. Mark Zinan 


6 Revere Avenue 


600 


Blanks 




603 


Total 




2,251 



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SCHOOL COMMITTEE for three years (vote for three) 



Suzanne Spiris Rooney 47 Towpath Drive 

(Cand. For Re-election) 1,335 

Joan M. Duffy 10 Treasure Hill Road 984 

Judson W. Miller 4 Cedar Street 838 

Stephen P. Peterson 249 Burlington Avenue 1,463 

Blanks 2,133 

HOUSING AUTHORITY for five years (vote for one) 

Robert C. DiPasquale 6 Englewood Drive 1,525 

Blanks 726 

Total 2,251 

HOUSING AUTHORITY for four years (vote for one) 
Dorothy Butler 38 Deming Way 

(Cand. for Re-election) 1,480 

Blanks 771 

Total 2,251 

REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY for five years (vote for one ) 

Paul Logan 7 Marcia Road 1,369 

Blanks 882 

Total 2,251 

REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY for one year (vote for one) 

Christopher P. Barry 26 Arlene Avenue 1,217 

Quincy Vale 53 Washington Avenue 362 

Blanks 672 

Total 2,251 

REGIONAL VOCATIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT COMMITTEE (vote for one) 

Robert G. Peterson 1,751 

Blanks 500 

Total 2,251 



The results of the election were ready about 9:30 p.m. and the elected 
officers present were sworn to the faithful performance of their duties by the 
Town Clerk shortly thereafter. The total number of votes cast was 2,251 which 
included 143 absentee ballots. The total number of registered voters are 
13,496 of which 17% voted in this years town election. 



ANNUAL TOWN MEETING, APRIL 25, 1998 
WITH ACTION TAKEN THEREON 

With a quorum present at 11:00 A.M. (150) James Stewart, the Moderator opened 
the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. He then read the names of departed 
town workers, members of committees and boards who had passed away during the 
past year and a moment of silence was observed. He then introduced our newly 
elected and re-elected town officials. Moderator informed the meeting that he 
would take up Articles 1-15 in order and then random selection would begin. 

The Moderator then started to read the warrant and was interrupted by 
Selectman, Daniel C. Wandell, "I move that the Moderator dispense with further 
reading of the warrant and take up and make reference to each article by 
number." Motion seconded and so voted. 

ARTICLE 2. To hear reports of Committees and act thereon. Motion by Michael 
A. Caira, "I move to pass over this article." Motion seconded and so voted. 



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ARTICLE 3. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of 
money for the purpose of paying unpaid bills of previous years; or do anything 
in relation thereto. Motion by Michael A. Caira, "I move to pass over this 
article." Motion seconded and so voted to pass over. 

ARTICLE 4. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Town Treasurer, with 
the approval of the Selectmen, to borrow money from time to time in 
anticipation of the revenue of the financial year beginning July 1, 1998, in 
accordance with the provisions of General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 4, and to 
issue a note or notes therefor, payable within one year, and to renew any 
notes therefor, payable within one year, and to renew any note or notes as may 
be given for a period of less than one year in accordance with General Laws, 
Chapter 44, Section 17; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Daniel C. Wandell, "I move that the town vote to authorize the 
Town Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, to borrow money from 
time to time in anticipation of the revenue of the financial year 
beginning July 1, 1998, in accordance with the provisions of General 
Laws, Chapter 44, Section 4, and to issue a note or notes therefor, 
payable within one year, and to renew any notes therefor, payable within 
one year, and to renew any note or notes as may be given for a period of 
less than one year in accordance with General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 
17." Finance Committee recommends approval. Seconded and so voted. 

ARTICLE 5. To see how much money the town will appropriate for the expenses 
of the town and the salaries of several Town Officers and Departments and 
determine how the same shall be raised, whether by taxation, transfer from 
available funds, or otherwise; or do anything in relation thereto. 



Motion by George W. Hooper of Finance Committee, "I move that the 
several and respective sums as recommended and presented by the Finance 
Committee be raised by taxation or by transfer from available funds and 
appropriated for the purpose set forth in Article #5, each department's 
budget to be taken up and voted on in the order they appear, subject to 
amendment, and each department's budget not open for reconsideration 
until the entire budget is voted." Motion seconded and so voted, 
unanimously . 



GENERAL GOVERNMENT 



Voted 



Selectmen - Legislative 
Salaries 
Expenses 
Total 



342, 700 
11, 765 
14, 465 



Selectmen - Elections 
Salaries 
Expenses 
Total 



18, 686 
4, 225 
22, 911 



Registrars of Voters 
Salaries 
Expenses 
Total 



1, 650 
4, 350 
6, 250 



Finance Committee 
Salaries 
Expenses 
Total 



900 

6, 385 

7, 285 



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Town Manager 

Salary - Town Manager 88,695 

Other Salaries 216,710 

Expenses 51,000 

Furnishings & Equipment 67 5 

Total 357,080 

Town Accountant Salary - Town Accountant 64,433 

Other Salaries 109,898 

Expenses 2,410 

Total 176,741 

Treasurer/ Collect or 

Salary - Finance Director 49,956 

Other Salaries 101,230 

Expenses 34 , 4 7 5 

Total 185,661 

Town Clerk 

Salary - Town Clerk 55,492 

Other Salaries 63,281 

Expenses 4,580 

Furnishings & Equipment 2,000 

Total 125,353 

Board of Assessors 

Salary - Principal Assessor 67,618 

Other Salaries 65,377 

Expenses 38,550 

Appraisals & Inventories 45,250 

ATB Costs 10, 000 

Total 226,795 

Town Counsel 

Legal Services 77,250 

Permanent Building Committee 

Salaries 2,600 

Expenses 100 

Total 2,700 

TOTAL GENERAL GOVERNMENT 1, 202, 491 

PROTECTION - PERSONS & PROPERTY 
Police Department 

Salary - Chief 81, 535 

Salary - Deputy Chief 64,726 

Salary - Lieutenant 112,992 

Salary - Sergeants 283,233 

Salary - Patrolmen* 1,210,685 

Salary - Dispatchers** 25,765 

Salary - Clerical 59,621 

Salary - Fill-In Costs 250,000 

Salary - Paid Holidays 77,077 

Salary - Specialist 10,700 

Salary - Night Diff. 32,760 

Salary - Incentive 154,330 

Sick Leave Buyback 14,264 

Expenses 163, 4 30 

Total 2,541,118 

* Includes three patrolmen funded $25,000 from Federal Grant. 
** Three dispatch^ers funded $17,071 from Federal Grant. 



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Fire Department 
Salary - Chief 
Salary - Deputy Chief 
Salary - Lieutenants 
Salary - Privates 
Salary - Dispatch Clerks 
Salary - Part Time 
Overtime Costs 
Paid Holidays 
EMT & Incentive Pay 
Fire Alarm Salary 
Sick Leave Buyback 
Expenses 

Furnishings & Equipment 
Total 



79,409 
62, 451 
263, 869 
1, 187, 992 
58, 597 
7, 350 
185,000 
84, 263 
12, 025 
13, 500 
20, 211 
78, 000 
33, 800 
2, 086, 467 



Animal Control 
Salaries 
Expenses 
Total 

TOTAL - PUBLIC SAFETY 



24, 720 
5, 600 
30, 320 

4, 657, 905 



PUBLIC WORKS 

Personnel Services 



DPW - Superintendent 


68, 


172 


Engineer - Full Time 


129, 


454 


Engineer - Part Time 


39, 


900 


Highway - Full Time 


908, 


039 


Highway - Seasonal 


13, 


440 


Stream Maintenance - Seasonal 


15, 


200 


Tree - Full Time 


83, 


161 


Tree - Overtime 


5, 


325 


Parks/Grounds - Full Time 


134, 


448 


Parks/Grounds - Overtime 


13, 


350 


Cemetery - Full Time 


109, 


173 


Cemetery - Overtime 


7, 


073 


Snow & Ice - Ex. Help/0. T. 


135, 


514 


Total 


1, 662, 


249 


Contractual Services 






Engineer 


2, 


200 


Highway 


26, 


490 


Highway - Repair Town Vehicles 


80, 


900 


Tree 


3, 


000 


Parks/Grounds 


2, 


000 


Cemetery 


4, 


100 


Road Machinery - Repair 


60, 


000 


Public Street Lights 


207, 


976 


Rubbish Collection & Disposal 


1, 775, 


000 


Snow & Ice - Repair 


16, 


245 


Snow & Ice - Misc. Services 


125, 


000 


Total 


2, 302, 


911 


Materials & Supplies 






Engineer 


1, 


300 


Highway 


39, 


000 


Highway - Const. Supplies & Road Improvements 


27, 


500 


Highway - Gas, Oil, Tires (Other) 


65, 


000 


Highway - Gas, Oil, Tires (DPW) 


59, 


130 


Stream Maintenance - Expenses 


1, 


000 


Tree 


6, 


395 


Parks/Grounds 


28, 


400 



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Cemetery 21,650 

Chapter 81 - Maintenance 70,000 

Drainage Projects 20,000 

Snow & Ice - Sand & Salt 91,325 

Snow & Ice - Tools & Equipment 4 , OOP 

Total 434,700 

Furnishings & Equipment 24,300 

TOTAL PUBLIC WORKS 4, 424, 160 

Motion by George Hooper, "I move that the sum of $4,424,160 be 
appropriated for the Department of Public Works; the sum of $40, OOP to 
be raised by transfer from the Sale of Cemetery Lots Account and the sum 
of $20 , OOP to be raised by transfer from the Interest Cemetery Trust 

Funds and that both amounts be applied to line item Personnel Services 
Cemetery - Full Time and that the balance of $4 , 364 , 160 be raised by 

taxation." Motion seconded and so voted. 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 
Board of Health 

Salary - Director 55,240 

Other Salaries (incl. p.t.) 115,651 

Expenses 7,590 

Mental Health 21, 16P 

Total 19P,681 

Sealer of Weights & Measures 

Salaries 4,200 

Expenses 8 

Total 4,280 

Planning & Conservation 

Salary - Director 57,972 

Other Salaries (incl. p.t.) 103,678 

Expenses 11, 400 

Furnishings & Equipment 200 

Total 173,250 

Building Insp./Bd. of Appeals 

Salary - Building Inspector 48,182 

Other Salaries (incl. p.t.) 66,539 

Expenses 5,235 

Total 119,956 

TOTAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 497, 127 

PUBLIC BUILDINGS 

Maintenance & Operation 

Salary - Superintendent 78,398 

Other Salaries 1,431,910 

Overtime 31, 62P 

Part Time Seasonal 13,44P 

Heating Fuel 226, 6PP 

Electricity 96, OPO 

Utilities 66, OPP 

Expenses 253, 935 

Furnishings & Equipment 4 00 

TOTAL PUBLIC BUILDINGS 2,198,303 



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HUMAN SERVICES 

Veterans Aid & Benefits 

Salary - Part Time Agent 6,180 

Expenses 1,750 

Assistance - Veterans 13,000 

Total 20,930 

Library 

Salary - Director 44,879 

Other Salaries (incl. p.t.) 336,036 

M.V.L.C. 25,291 

Expenses 75, 325 

Furnishings & Equipment 15 , 915 

Total 497,446 

Recreation 

Salary - Director 59,931 

Other Salaries (incl. p.t.) 38,437 

Expenses 2,800 

Furnishings & Equipment 250 

Total 101,418 

Elderly Services 

Salary - Director 36,720 

Other Salaries (incl. p.t.) 54,059 

Expenses 34 , 335 

Total 125,114 

Historical Commission 

Salaries (incl. p.t.) 900 

Expenses 4,650 

Total 5,550 

Commission on Disabilities 

Salaries (incl. p.t.) 500 

Expenses 250 

Total 750 

TOTAL HUMAN SERVICES 751,208 

SCHOOLS 

Wilmington School Department 17,263,795 
Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational 

Technical High School District 1, 941, 454 

TOTAL SCHOOLS 19,205,249 

MATURING DEBT & INTEREST 

Schools 104,419 

General Government 375,233 

Sewer 108,201 

Water 169,831 
Interest on Anticipation Notes & 

Authorization Fees & Misc. Debt 117,500 

Motion by George W. Hooper, "I move that the sum of $875, 184 be 
appropriated for Maturing Debt and Interest and that the sum of $169, 831 
be transferred from Water Dept. - Available Funds and applied to 
Maturing Debt & Interest - Water Account and the sum of $679 be 
transferred from Water Dept. - Available Funds and applied to Interest 
on Anticipation Notes and Authentication fees and Miscellaneous Debt and 
that the remaining balance of $704 , 674 be raised by taxation." Motion 
seconded and so voted. 



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TOTAL MATURING DEBT & INTEREST 



875, 184 



UNCLASSIFIED & RESERVE 
Insurance 

Employee Health & Life Insurance 
Veteran's Retirement 

Employee Retirement - Unused Sick Leave 
Medicare Employer Contribution 
Salary Adjustment & Additional Costs 
Local Transportation/Training Conferences 
Out-of-state Travel 

Computer Hardware/Software Maintenance 
Records Storage 
Annual Audit 
Ambulance Billing 
Town Report 

Deferred Teachers Salaries 
Sewer Maintenance & Operations 
Professional & Technical Services 
Reserve Fund 



2, 600, 000 



338,230 



110, 179 
7, 500 
1, 000 



180, 000 



106, 527 
58, 150 
20, 000 



110, 000 
1, 000 
13, 900 
12, 000 
7,000 



100, 000 



20, 400 
23, 100 



TOTAL UNCLASSIFIED & RESERVE 



3, 708, 986 



Motion by George W. Hooper, Finance Committee, "I move that the sum of 
$3, 708, 986 be appropriated for Unclassified and Reserve and that the sum 
of $ 35, 223 be transferred from Water Dept. Available Funds and applied 
to the Unclassified and Reserve - Insurance Account and the sum of 
$ 172 , 036 be transferred from Water Dept. Available Funds and applied to 
Unclassified and Reserve - Employee Health and Life Insurance Account 
and the sum of $8 , 500 be transferred from Water Department Available 
Funds and applied to Unclassified and Reserve - Medicare Employers' 
Contribution Account and that the remaining balance of $3, 4 93, 227 be 
raised by taxation." Motion seconded and so voted. 

TOTAL MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT 18, 315, 364 

ARTICE 6. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of 
money for the purchase of new and replacement capital equipment, including but 
not limited to the following items, and further to authorize the sale or turn 
in, if any, and for the use of the department so designated and to determine 
how the same shall be raised, whether by taxation, transfer, borrowing or any 
combination thereof: 

( a ) Police Department 



Purchase of five (5) replacement police cruisers. 

Motion by Michael J. Newhouse, "I move that the town vote to raise by 
taxation and appropriate the sum of $105, 915 for the purchase of five 
(5) replacement police cruisers for the Police Department, and further 
to authorize the sale or turn in, if any, of said replaced vehicles." 
The Finance Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and so 
voted, unanimously $105, 915 . 



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(b) Police Department 

Purchase of ten (10) Mobile Data Terminals. 



Motion by Robert J. Cain, "I move that the town vote to raise by 
taxation and appropriate the sum of $90, 500 for the purchase of ten (10) 
mobile data terminals for the Police Department." Finance Committee 
recommends approval. Motion seconded and so voted, unanimously, 
$90, 500. 



(c) Public Buildings Department 

Purchase of one (1) replacement van truck. 



Motion by James J. Rooney, "I move that the town vote to raise by 
taxation and appropriate the sum of $20, 055 for the purchase of one (1) 
replacement van truck, pickup truck for the Public Buildings Department 
and further to authorize the sale or turn in, if any of said replaced 
equipment." Finance Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and 
so voted, unanimously, $ 20, 055 . 



(d) School Department 

Purchase of two (2) replacement mini vans. 



Motion by Michael V. McCoy, "I move that the town vote to raise by 
taxation and appropriate the sum of $56, 518 for the purchase of two (2) 
replacement mini vans for the School Department, and further to 
authorize the sale or turn in, if any, of said replaced equipment. 
Handicapped accessible mini-van for the School Department." Finance 
Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and so voted, 
unanimously, $56, 518 . 



(e ) Fire Department 

Purchase of one (1) replacement ambulance. 



Motion by Daniel C. Wandell "I move that the town vote to raise by 
taxation and appropriate the sum of $ 130 , 000 for the purchase of one (1) 
replacement ambulance for the Fire Department, and further to authorize 
the sale or turn in, if any, of said replaced equipment." Finance 
Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and so voted, 
unanimously, $ 130 , OOP . 



( f ) Fire Department 

Purchase of one (1) replacement rescue boat. 



Motion by Michael J. Newhouse, "I move that the town vote to raise by 
taxation and appropriate the sum of $10, 000 for the purchase of one (1) 
replacement rescue boat for the Fire Department, and further to 
authorize the sale or turn in, if any, of said replaced equipment. 
Motion seconded and so voted, unanimously, $10, OOP . 

ARTICLE 7. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of 
money to replace a section of roof at the Shawsheen Elementary School and to 
determine how the same shall be raised, whether by taxation, transfer, 
borrowing or any combination thereof; or do anything in relation thereto: 

Motion by Robert J. Cain, "I move that the town vote to raise by 
taxation and appropriate the sum of $67, 65P to replace a section of roof 
at the Shawsheen Elementary School." Finance Committee recommends 
approval. Motion seconded and so voted, unanimously, $67 , 650 . 

ARTICLE 8. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of 
money to replace v^indows in the Roman House, Shawsheen and Woburn Street 



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Schools and to determine how the same shall be raised, whether by taxation, 
transfer, borrowing or any combination thereof; or do anything in relation 
thereto . 

Motion by James J. Rooney, "I move that the town vote to raise by 
taxation and appropriate the sum of $ 30, 800 to replace windows in the 
Roman House and in the Shawsheen and Woburn Street Schools. Finance 
Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and so voted, 
unanimously, $30, 800 . 

ARTICLE 9. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of 
money to replace one boiler at the Wildwood Street School and to determine how 
the same shall be raised, whether by taxation, transfer, borrowing or any 
combination thereof; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Michael V. McCoy, "I move that the town vote to transfer the 
sum of $75, OOP from the School Department, Extended Day Account and 
raise by taxation and appropriate the sum of $7 5, OOP , together the total 
being $15P, PPO for the purpose of replacing two boilers and upgrading 
the heating system at the Wildwood Street School." Finance Committee 
recommends approval. Motion seconded and so voted, unanimously, 
$150, OOP . 

ARTICLE 10. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of 
money for the replacement of carpeting at the Town Hall and to determine how 
the same shall be raised whether by taxation, transfer, borrowing or any 
combination thereof; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Daniel C. Wandell, "I move that the town vote to raise by 
taxation and appropriate the sum of $35, 232 replacement of carpeting at 
the Town Hall." Amendment by Anne Linehan added wording after carpeting 
or other flooring surfaces. Finance Committee recommends approval. 
Motion seconded and so voted, unanimously, $35,232 . 

ARTICLE 11. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of 
money for the purpose of upgrading interior fixtures at town buildings, such 
as upgrades to include the replacement of the floor and heating system at the 
West Schoolhouse and to replace doors, upgrade lavatory facilities to ADA 
standards, improve the electrical system and complete interior painting at the 
Harnden Tavern and to determine how the same shall be raised, whether by 
taxation, transfer, borrowing or any combination thereof; or do anything in 
relation thereto. 

Motion by Michael J. Newhouse, "I move that the town vote to raise by 
taxation and appropriate the sum of $13, OOP for the purpose of upgrading 
interior fixtures at town buildings, such upgrades to include the 
replacement of the floor and heating system at the West Schoolhouse and 
to replace doors, upgrade lavatory facilities to meet ADA standards, 
improve the electrical system and complete interior painting at the 
Harnden Tavern." Finance Committee recommends approval. Motion 
seconded and so voted unanimously, $13, POP . 

ARTICLE 12. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of 
money for the resurfacing of the High School basketball/tennis courts and to 
determine how same shall be raised, whether by taxation, transfer, borrowing 
or any combination thereof; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Robert J. Cain, "I move that the town vote to raise by 
taxation and appropriate the sum of $13, PPP for the resurfacing of the 
High School basketball/tennis courts." Finance Committee recommends 
approval. Motion voted unanimously, $13, PPO . 



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ARTICLE 13. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of 
money from available funds for the Department of Public Works, Chapter 90 
Construction Fund Account; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by James J. Rooney, "I move that the town vote to raise and 
appropriate from Chapter 90 Construction Funds the sum of $ 577,000 to 
the Department of Public Works, Chapter 90 Construction Fund Account." 
Finance Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and so voted 
unanimously, $577, 000 . 

ARTICLE 14. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
$ 5, OOP for the observance of Memorial Day and Veterans Day, and that the 
Moderator appoint a committee which shall arrange and have charge of said 
observances; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Michael V. McCoy, "I move that the town vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $ 5, 000 for the observance of Memorial Day and 
Veterans Day, and that the Moderator appoint a committee which shall 
arrange and have charge of said observances." Finance Committee 
recommends approval. Motion seconded and so voted, $ 5,000 . 

ARTICLE 15. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
$750.00 each (a total of $2,250) for the purpose of renewing under the 
authority of Section 9 of Chapter 40 of the General Laws as amended, the lease 
of: 

a. Veterans of Foreign Wars Clubhouse on Main Street for the purpose of 
providing suitable headquarters for the Nee-Ellsworth Post 2458 of the 
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States; 

b. Marine Corp League in Wilmington for the purpose of providing suitable 
headquarters for the Wilmington Chapter; 

c. American Legion Clubhouse, Inc. in Wilmington for the purpose of providing 
suitable headquarters for the Wilmington Post 136 of the American Legion; 
or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Daniel C. Wandell, "I move that the town vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $ 750 . 00 each (a total of $ 2,250 ) for the purpose of 
renewing under the authority of Section 9 of Chapter 40 of the General Laws 
as amended, the lease of: 

a. Veterans of Foreign Wars Clubhouse on Main Street for the purpose of 
providing suitable headquarters for the Nee-Ellsworth Post 2458 of the 
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States; 

b. Marine Corp League in Wilmington for the purpose of providing suitable 
headquarters for the Wilmington Chapter; 

c. American Legion Clubhouse, Inc., in Wilmington for the purpose of 
providing suitable headquarters for the Wilmington Post 136 of the 
American Legion; or do anything in relation thereto." Finance Committee 
recommends approval. Motion seconded and so voted, unanimously, 

$2, 250 . 

ARTICLE 16. (drawn as #2) To see if the town will vote to accept as town 
ways, the layout of the following described streets, as recommended by the 
Planning Board and laid out by the Selectmen (M.G.L. Ch.82 as amended) and 
shown on Definitive Subdivision plans approved in accordance with the "Rules 
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Massachusetts," and which plans are recorded at the Middlesex North Registry 
of Deeds (M.N.R.D.), copies of which are on file in the office of the Town 
Clerk and to authorize the Selectmen to take by right of eminent domain or 
accept as a gift such land, slope and drainage or other easements as may be 
necessary to effect the purpose of this Article, and to determine how an 
appropriation shall be raised, whether by taxation or by transfer from 
available funds, by borrowing or otherwise for the purpose of constructing 
said ways and for the payment of any damages from the taking of land and slope 
easements and other easements or other related costs therefore: 

a. Acorn Drive - From Oakridge Circle a distance of 385 feet, more or less, 
westerly through a cul-de-sac, as shown on a definitive subdivision plan 
entitled Acorn Drive and recorded at the Middlesex North Registry of 
Deeds, Plan Book 189, Plan 43, on August 11, 1995, and shown on a street 
acceptance plan prepared by Lakeview Engineering Associates, dated 
December 12, 1996. 

b. Alice Avenue - From Buckingham Street a distance of 290 feet, more or 
less westerly through a cul-de-sac, as shown on a site development plan 
entitled Buckingham Estates and recorded at the Middlesex North Registry 
of Deeds, Plan Book 186, Plan 44, on August 30, 1994, and as shown on a 
street acceptance plan prepared by Cuoco & Cormier Engineering 
Associates, Inc., dated July 17, 1997. 

c. Ashwood Avenue - From Andover Street a distance of 2,800 feet, more or 
less, westerly through a cul-de-sac, as shown on a definitive 
subdivision plan entitled Whitefield Elm Village and recorded at the 
Middlesex North Registry of Deeds, Plan Book 166, Plan 50, on September 
14, 1988, and as shown on a street acceptance plan prepared by Alexander 
Crucioli, R.L.S., dated November 15, 1996. 

d. Apache Way - From Aldrich Road a distance of 1,675 feet, more or less, 
southerly through a cul-de-sac, as shown on a definitive subdivision 
plan entitled Apache Way and recorded at the Middlesex North Registry of 
Deeds, Plan Book 168, Plan 108, on March 28, 1989, and as shown on a 
street acceptance plan prepared by Dana F. Perkins, Inc., dated 
September 22, 1997. 

e. Bailey Road - From Apache Way a distance of 165 feet, more or less, 
northeasterly to Bailey Road, as shown on a definitive subdivision plan 
entitled Apache Way and recorded at the Middlesex North Registry of 
Deeds, Plan Book 168, Plan 108, on March 28, 1989, and as shown on a 
street acceptance plan prepared by Dana F. Perkins, Inc. dated September 
22, 1997. 

f. Blueberry Lane - From Ashwood Avenue a distance of 1,600 feet, more or 
less, easterly through a cul-de-sac, as shown on a definitive 
subdivision plan entitled Whitefield Elm Village and recorded at the 
Middlesex North Registry of Deeds, Plan Book 166, Plan 50, on September 
14, 1988, and as shown on a street acceptance plan prepared by Alexander 
Crucioli, R.L.S., dated November 15, 1997. 

g. Buckingham Street - From Cambridge Avenue a distance of 820 feet, more 
or less, northerly to beyond Revere Avenue, as shown on a site 
development plan entitled Buckingham Estates and recorded at the 
Middlesex North Registry of Deeds, Plan Book 186, Plan 44, on August 30, 
1994, and as shown on a street acceptance plan prepared by Cuoco & 
Cormier Engineering. 



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h. Cottonwood Circle - From Blueberry Lane a distance of 280 feet, more or 
less, southerly through a cul-de-sac, as shown on a definitive 
subdivision plan entitled Whitefield Elm Village and recorded at the 
Middlesex North Registry of Deeds, Plan Book 166, Plan 50, on September 
14, 1988, and as shown on a street acceptance plan prepared by Alexander 
Crucioli, R.L.S., dated November 15, 1996. 

i. Presidential Drive - From Presidential Drive a distance of 768 feet, 
more or less, southerly through a cul-de-sac, as shown on a definitive 
subdivision plan entitled Blueberry Hill Estates and recorded at the 
Middlesex North Registry of Deeds, Plan Book 190, Plan 100, on February 
13, 1996, and as shown on a street acceptance plan prepared by K. J. 
Miller Co., Inc. dated January 27, 1997. 

j. Somerset Place - From Mystic Avenue a distance of 878 feet, more or 
less, easterly through a cul-de-sac, as shown on a definitive 
subdivision plan entitled Somerset Estates and recorded at the Middlesex 
North Registry of Deeds, Plan Book 189, Plan 64, on September 7, 
1995, and as shown on a street acceptance plan prepared by Dana F. 
Perkins, Inc., dated November 19, 1996. 

k. Revere Avenue - From Buckingham Street a distance of 285 feet, more of 
less, westerly through a cul-de-sac, as shown on a site development plan 
entitled Buckingham Estates and recorded at the Middlesex North Registry 
of Deeds, Plan Book 186, Plan 44, on August 30, 1994, and as shown on a 
street acceptance plan prepared by Cuoco & Cormier Engineering 
Associates, Inc., dated July 17, 1997. 

Motion by Michael J. Newhouse, "I move that the town vote to accept as 
town ways, the layout of the following described streets, as recommended 
by the Planning Board and laid out by the Selectmen, and shown on 
Definitive Subdivision plans approved in accordance with the 'Rules and 
Regulations governing the Subdivision of Land in the Town of Wilmington, 
Massachusetts, ' and which plans are recorded at the Middlesex North 
Registry of Deeds (M.N.R.D.), copies of which are on file in the office 
of the Town Clerk and to authorize the Selectmen to take by right of 
eminent domain or accept as a gift such land, slope and drainage or 
other easements as may be necessary to effect the purpose of this 
Article, and to vote to raise by taxation the sum of $300 for the 
purpose of constructing said ways and for the payment of any damages 
from taking the land and slope easements and other easements or other 
costs therefore." 



Motion reads the same as above, deleting the following streets, Alice 
Avenue - Buckingham Estates; Buckingham Street - Buckingham Estates; 
Revere Avenue - Buckingham Estates; and Somerset Place - Somerset 
Estates Subdivision. Finance Committee recommends approval as 
recommended by Planning Board. Planning Board recommends approval with 
four streets above deleted. So voted, unanimously, $300 . Mr. Roache 
wanted to go on record with the statement that it is the intention of 
the Planning Board to accept the portion of Bailey Road not accepted 
this year. It should be on the warrant for acceptance at 1999 Town 
Meeting . 

ARTICLE 17. (drawn as #13) To see if the town will vote to transfer from 
available funds in the Fiscal Year 1998 budget, a sum or sums of money for the 
operation of various town departments and expenses; or do anything in relation 
thereto . 



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Motion by Michael A. Caira, "I move that the town vote to transfer 
from the Fiscal Year 1998 budget, the sum of $ 10, OOP from Town 
Manager - Other Salaries; the sum of $ 10, 800 from Treasurer/Collector 
Salary - Treasurer Collector; the sum of $34 , 000 from Public Works - 
Personnel Services Snow and Ice Extra Help/Overtime; the sum of 
$ 4 5, 000 from Public Works Contractual Services Snow and Ice 
Miscellaneous Services; and the sum of $ 16, OOP from Public Works - 
Materials and Supplies Snow and Ice Sand and Salt; the sum of $10, 000 
from Maturing Debt and Interest - Interest on Anticipation Notes and 
authorization Fees on Miscellaneous Debt, the entire amount being 
$125, 800, to the following Fiscal Year 1998 accounts: 



Public Buildings - Heating Fuel 
Public Buildings - Electricity 
Schools - Wilmington School Department 
Unclassified & Reserve - Sewer 
Maintenance and Operations 



5, 000 
10, OOP 
45, 800 

65, 000 
125, 800 



Finance Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and so voted. 

ARTICLE 18. (drawn as #17) To see if the town will vote to authorize the 
Town Treasurer to continue in force the Revolving Fund as established at the 
Special Town Meeting of December 4, 1995 in accordance with M.G.L.. Chapter 44, 
Section 53E 1/2 for a Compost Bin Recycling Program and further to establish a 
spending limit for said account; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Robert J. Cain, "I move that the town vote to authorize the 
Town Treasurer to continue in force the Revolving Fund as established at 
the Special Town Meeting of December 4, 1995 in accordance with M.G.L. 
Chapter 44, Section 53E 1/2 for a Compost Bin Recycling Program and 
further to establish a spending limit of not more than $4 , 500 for said 
account." Finance Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and 
so voted, unanimously, $4 , 500 . 

ARTICLE 19. (drawn #8) To see if the town will vote to authorize the Town 
Treasurer to continue in force the Revolving Fund as established at the Annual 
Town Meeting of April 22, 1995 in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44, Section 
53E 1/2 for the purpose of receiving monies from the Environmental Trust or 
the Department of Environmental Protection to be used for the repair and 
upgrade of subsurface sewage disposal systems under Title 5; and additionally, 
to receive monies from betterments and other loan repayments to the town from 
property owners participating in said program and further to establish a 
spending limit for said account; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by James J. Rooney, "I move that the town vote to authorize the 
Town Treasurer to continue in force the Revolving Fund as established at 
the Annual Town Meeting of April 22, 1995 in accordance with M.G.L. 
Chapt er 44, Section 53E 1/2 for the purpose of receiving monies from the 
Environmental Trust or the Department of Environmental Protection to be 
used for the repair and upgrade of subsurface sewage disposal systems 
under Title 5; and additionally, to receive monies from betterments and 
other loan repayments to the town from property owners participating in 
said program and further to establish a spending limit of not more than 
$50, 000 for said account." Finance Committee recommends approval. 
Motion seconded and so voted, $50, 000 . 



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ARTICLE 20. (Drawn as #33) To see if the town will vote to authorize the 
Board of Selectmen and/or the Town Manager to apply for, accept and enter into 
contracts from time to time for the expenditure of any funds, without further 
appropriation, allotted to Wilmington by the United States Federal Government 
under any Federal Grant Program and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts under 
any State Grant Program; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Michael V. McCoy, "I move that the town vote to authorize the 
Board of Selectmen and/or the Town Manager to apply for, accept and 
enter into contracts from time to time for the expenditure of any funds, 
without further appropriation, allotted to Wilmington by the United 
States federal government under any federal grant program and the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts under any State Grant Program." Finance 
Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and so voted, 
unanimously . 

ARTICLE 21. (Drawn as #25) To see if the town will vote to name the 
recreational fields and playground area located behind the Town Hall on Glen 
Road in honor of Robert P. Palmer in recognition of his many years of devoted 
service to the citizens of the Town of Wilmington; or do anything in relation 
thereto . 

Motion by Daniel C. Wandell, "I move that the town vote to name the 
recreational fields and playground area located behind the Town Hall on 
Glen Road in honor of Robert P. Palmer in recognition of his many years 
of devoted service to the citizens of the Town of Wilmington." Finance 
Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and so voted, 
unanimously. Mr. Palmer then stated he was overwhelmed and thanked the 
town's people for this honor. 

ARTICLE 22. (Drawn as #7) To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate a sum of money for the purpose of providing senior citizen real 
estate tax payment vouchers for services rendered to the town in accordance 
with the Town's Senior Citizen Tax Work-Off Program; or do anything in 
relation thereto. 

Motion by Michael J. Newhouse, "I move that the town vote to raise an 
appropriate a sum of $10, OOP for the purpose of providing senior citizen 
real estate tax payment vouchers for services rendered to the town in 
accordance with the town's Senior Citizen Tax Work-Off Program." 
Finance Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and so voted, 
unanimously, $10, 000 . 

ARTICLE 23. (drawn as #31) To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate a sum of money for the construction of sewers, sewer pump 
stations, sewage systems and disposal facilities known as the Lowell Street 
Sewer Project or any part thereof, and to authorize the Water and Sewer 
Commissioners to acquire interests in land and/or buildings whether by 
purchase, eminent domain, gift or otherwise, and to authorize the assessment 
of betterments, all in accordance with the General Laws Chapter 297 of the 
Acts of 1958 and all Acts in amendment and in addition thereto and other 
General or Special Laws hereto enabling; to determine whether said funds shall 
be raised by taxation, transfer from available funds, or by borrowing under 
the provisions of General Laws Chapter 44, or by any combination thereof; and 
to authorize the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners and/or the Board of 
Selectmen to apply for any federal and state aid and to receive gifts and/or 
donations which may be available as contributions to be applied toward the 
cost of the project; or do anything in relation thereto. 



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Motion by Richard Longo, Water & Sewer Commissioner, "I move that the 
town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $ 1, 430, OOP for the 
construction of sewers, sewer pump stations, sewage systems and disposal 
facilities known as the Lowell Street Sewer Project, copies of said 
plans being on file at the Office of the Water and Sewer Commission, and 
to authorize the Water and Sewer Commissioners to acquire interests in 
land whether by purchase, eminent domain, gift or otherwise, and to 
direct the assessment of eighty-five percent (85%) of the cost of 
construction by betterments, all in accordance with the General Laws 
Chapter 297 of the Acts of 1958 and all Acts in amendment and in 
addition thereto and other General or Special Laws hereto enabling; said 
funds to be raised by borrowing under the provisions of General Laws 
Chapter 4 4; and to authorize the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners 
and/or the Board of Selectmen to apply for any federal and state aid and 
to receive gifts and/or donations which may be available as 
contributions to be applied toward the cost of the project." Finance 
Committee recommends approval. The sewer line will be installed while 
the State Highway Department is repaving the road from the intersection 
of Lowell Street, Rt . 129 and Rt . 38 to the intersection of West Street. 
Much discussion followed. Concerned residents against this project 
spoke of the quality of water, and the dangers of water leaving the 
community and the area being overdeveloped. Gregory Erickson, Director 
of the Board of Health stated the water table has not changed in 
Wilmington. The wells are at an all time high, and a lot of statements 
made about sewer are not true. Motion by Jay Tighe to move the 
question. Motion seconded. Yes 131 No 18. Main motion then voted. 
This article needs 2/3rds. Yes 109 No 34. Motion passes, $1, 430, 000 . 

ARTICLE 24. (drawn as #32) To see if the town will vote to authorize the Water and 
Sewer Commissioners to provide an alternative route in addition to the routes 
previously voted, for the construction of sewers, sewage systems and disposal 
facilities known as the Route 38 Corridor Sewer Project, in accordance with 
alternative plans on file at the office of the Water and Sewer Commission, and to 
authorize the Commissioners to acquire interest in land whether by purchase, eminent 
domain, gift or otherwise and to assess one hundred percent (100%) betterments, all 
in accordance with General or Special Laws hereto enabling and to appropriate a sum 
of money and to determine whether such funds shall be raised by taxation, transfer 
from available funds, or by borrowing under the provisions of General Laws Chapter 
44, or by any combination thereof; and to authorize the Board of Water and Sewer 
Commissioners and/or the Board of Selectmen to apply for any federal and state aid 
and to receive gifts and/or donations which may be available as contributions to be 
applied toward the cost of the project; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Edwin P. Tripp, III, "I move that the town vote to authorize the 
Water & Sewer Commissioners to provide an alternative route in addition to the 
routes previously voted and for which funds have been previously appropriated, 
for the construction of sewers, sewage systems and disposal facilities known a 
the Route 38 Corridor Sewer Project, in accordance with alternative plans on 
file at the office of the Water and Sewer Commission, and to authorize the 
Commissioners to assess one hundred percent (100%) betterments, all in 
accordance with General or Special Laws hereto enabling." Finance Committee 
recommends approval. Mr. Tripp thanked Town Meeting for approving the previou 
Lowell Street sewer article. Article 24 will make possible sewer going down 
Main Street to Middlesex Avenue to provide sewer to the new public safety 
building. Other properties on Middlesex Avenue will be added. James Brown, 72 
Church Street spoke against the building of the Public safety building on the 
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ARTICLE 25. (drawn as #11) To see if the town will vote to rescind the 
action taken in Article 39 as contained in the Warrant for the Annual Town 
Meeting held on April 26, 1997 which authorized the Selectmen to grant and 
convey such interest in land owned by the Town of Wilmington and described as 
Map 16, Parcel 65; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Robert J. Cain, "I move that the town vote to rescind the 
action taken in Article 39 as contained in the Warrant for the Annual 
Town Meeting held on April 26, 1997 which authorized the Selectmen to 
grant and convey such interest in land owned by the Town of Wilmington 
and described as Map 16, Parcel 65. This action of 1997 was deemed to 
be not in the best interests of the town. Finance Committee recommends 
approval. Motion seconded and so voted. 

ARTICLE 26. (drawn as #10) To see if the town will vote to amend the By-laws 
of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington Revised by adding to Chapter 5, 
Section 42 as follows: 

No person shall feed any water fowl on public land in the Town of 
Wilmington. No person shall distribute any food or scatter any 
foodstuffs upon or around any park, recreation area, playing field, 
beach, or any public land. The fine for any violation of this section 
shall be $10.00. The provisions of Chapter 40, Section 21-D of the 
General Laws of the Commonwealth shall apply and shall authorize the 
issuance of a citation for any such violation of this section by any 
police officer, animal control officer, health officer or agent; or do 
anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by James J. Rooney, "I move that the town vote to amend By- 
laws of the Town of Wilmington Revised by adding to Chapter 5, 
Section 42 as follows: No person shall feed any water fowl on 
public land in the Town of Wilmington. No person shall distribute 
any food or scatter any foodstuffs upon or around any park, 
recreation area, playing field, beach, or any public land. The 
fine for any violation of this section shall be $10.00. The 
provisions of Chapter 40, Section 21-D of the General Laws of the 
Commonwealth shall apply and shall authorize the issuance of a 
citation for any such violation of this section by any police 
officer, animal control officer, health officer or agent." 
Finance Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and so 
voted . 

ARTICLE 27. (drawn as #28) To see if the town will vote to accept the 
provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 140, Section 147A, as most 
recently amended; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Michael V. McCoy, "I move that the town vote to accept the 
provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 140, Section 147A, as 
most recently amended." Finance Committee recommends approval. Mr. 
Caira explained that this vote is necessary with the abolition of 
Middlesex County dog program we now must accept this section of General 
Law for control and regulation of dog licensing. Motion seconded and so 
voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 28. (drawn as #21) To see if the town will vote to amend the By-laws 
of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington Revised, by deleting Section 29 
of Chapter 5 and substituting therefor the following: 



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Dog Licenses - Fees: 

A. License Period - The time between January 1 and the following December 
31, both dates inclusive. 

B. Fees - The fee for every dog license shall be as follows: 

Seven Dollars ($7) for every neutered male dog 
Seven Dollars ($7) for every spayed female dog 
Eleven Dollars ($11) for every male and female dog 

C. Late Charge - An owner or keeper of a dog kept in the Town of Wilmington 
who has not licensed said dog by the first day of April in each year 
shall be required to pay an additional fee of ten ($10) dollars which 
shall be paid to the Town. Upon issuance of a duplicate receipt, the 
original shall be filed with the Town Clerk and the copy with the dog 
owner, or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Daniel C. Wandell, "I move that the Town vote to amend the By- 
laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington, Revised by deleting 
Section 29 of Chapter 5 and substituting therefor the following: 

Dog Licenses - Fees: 

A. License Period - The time between January 1 and the following 
December 31, both dates inclusive. 

B. Fees - The fee for every dog license shall be as follows: 

Seven Dollars ($7) for every neutered male dog 
Seven Dollars ($7) for every spayed female dog 
Eleven Dollars ($11) for every male and female dog 

C. Late Charge - An owner or keeper of a dog kept in the Town of 
Wilmington who has not licensed said dog by the first day of April 
in each year shall be required to pay an additional fee of ten 
($10) dollars which shall be paid to the Town. Upon issuance of a 
duplicate receipt, the original shall be filed with the Town Clerk 
and the copy with the dog owner, or do anything in relation 
thereto . 

ARTICLE 29. (drawn as #26) To see if the town will vote to amend the By-laws 
of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington Revised, by adding to Chapter 3, 
Section 27 as follows: 

Any person connecting a sewer, drain or water connection laid in any land or 
way, public or private, opened or proposed to be opened for public travel, 
with the prior approval of the Water and Sewer Cominissioners or their 
delegated agent, acknowledges and assents that said connection to be a common 
sewer, main drain and/or common water connection and shall become a part of 
said system without further action or payment by the town; or do anything in 
relation thereto. 

Motion by Michael J. Newhouse, "I move that the town vote to amend the 
By-laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington Revised, by adding 
to Chapter 3, Section 27 as follows: 

Any person connecting a sewer, drain or water connection laid in any 
land or way, public or private, opened or proposed to be opened for 
public travel, with the prior approval of the Water and Sewer 
Commissioners or their delegated agent, acknowledges and assents that 
said connection to be a common sewer, main drain and/or common water 
connection and shall become a part of said system without further action 



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or pa'yment by the Town." Finance Committee recommends approval. 
Planning Board recommends approval to achieve the objectives of public 
sewer, drain and water systems. Motion seconded and so voted, 
unanimously . 

ARTICLE 30. (drawn as #3) To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate a sum of money for the purpose of acquiring the following 
described parcel of land and buildings thereon for municipal public purposes 
and to determine how said appropriation shall be raised, whether by taxation, 
by transfer from available funds, by borrowing under the provisions of General 
Laws Chapter 44 or by any combination thereof and further to see if the town 
will vote to authorize the Selectmen to purchase, take by eminent domain, 
receive as a gift or execute an option for said purposes, several parcels of 
land being shown as Parcels 3A, 3B and 3C on Assessor' s Map 63 and bounded and 
described as follows: 

Parcel 3A being shown in two parts: (1) beginning at a passageway on 
Wildwood Street; thence southerly on the line of said street a distance of one 
hundred fifty (150) feet, more or less, to a point; thence westerly by land of 
N/F O'Reilly a distance of one hundred ninety (190) feet, more or less to a 
point; thence, southerly still by land of N/F O'Reilly a distance of one 
hundred seventy-eight (178) feet, more or less, to a point; thence westerly by 
land of N/F Luongo a distance of three hundred seventy-five (375) feet, more 
or less, to a point, thence, northerly by land of N/F Town of Wilmington, two 
hundred eighty (280) feet, more or less, to a point; thence, westerly, still 
by land of N/F Town of Wilmington, two hundred three (203) feet, more or less, 
to the said passageway; thence, easterly by said passageway a distance of one 
hundred thirty-two (132) feet, more or less to an angle; thence, continuing 
easterly by said passageway three hundred thirty nine (339) feet, more or 
less, to the point of beginning; (2) beginning at the westerly corner of land 
of N/F Town of Wilmington and the First Baptist Church of Wilmington; thence, 
northeasterly by said First Baptist Church land, two hundred eighteen (218) 
feet, more or less, to an angle point; thence, a little more north by land N/F 
of Town of Wilmington, three hundred (300) feet, more or less, to a point on 
the line of Wildwood Street; thence, southerly on the line of said street one 
hundred forty-one and 38/100 (141.38) feet to a point; thence, southwesterly 
by land of N/F James F. Murphy one hundred eighty (180) feet to a point; 
thence, southeasterly by said Murphy land one hundred four and 72/100 (104.72) 
feet, to a point; thence, southwesterly by land of N/F Carmen Lewis thirty-one 
(31) feet to a point; thence, southeasterly by said Lewis land sixty-six and 
35/100 (66.35) feet to a passageway; thence, westerly by said passageway one 
hundred eighteen (118) feet, more or less, to an angle; thence, a little more 
southerly still by said passageway one hundred thirty-two (132) feet, more or 
less, to land N/F of the Town of Wilmington; thence, westerly by said town 
land one hundred forty-eight (148) feet, more or less, to the point of 
beginning . 

Parcel 3B beginning at the common corner with Parcel 3C at the sideline of 
Wildwood Street; thence, southerly along the sideline of said street a 
distance of one hundred fifty and no/100 (150.00) feet to a passageway; 
thence, westerly along said passageway a distance of two hundred fifteen and 
53/100 (215.53) feet to a point; thence, northerly by land N/F Frank E. 
Frotten a distance of sixty-six and 35/100 (66.35) feet to a point; thence, 
easterly by Parcel 3C and land N/F James Murphy a distance of two hundred 
eleven and no/100 (211.00) feet to the point of beginning. 

Parcel 3C beginning at the common corner with Parcel 3A (2) at the sideline of 
Wildwood Street; thence, southerly along the sideline of said street a 
distance of one hundred fifty and no/100 (150.00) feet to a point; thence, 
westerly by Parcel 3B and land N/F of Carmen Lewis a distance of one hundred 
eighty and no/100 (180.00) feet to a point; thence, northerly by Parcel 3A (2) 



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and land N/F of Frotten a distance of one hundred four and 72/100 (104.72) 
feet; thence, easterly by the said Parcel 3A (2) and land of Frotten a 
distance of one hundred eighty and no/100 (180.00) feet to the point of 
beginning . 

Said Parcel 3A (1) containing 129,986 square feet. Parcel 3A (2) containing 
72,687 square feet. Parcel 3B containing 22,532 square feet and Parcel 3C 
containing 23,264 square feet, all areas being more or less. 

All measurements being more or less, or however, otherwise said premises are 
bounded, measured or described; parcels as described are shown on an 
unrecorded plan of land prepared by K. J. Miller Co., Inc. dated June 11, 1971 
and an unrecorded plan of land prepared by Troy, Mede and Associates dated 
October 30, 1995. Parcels 3B and 3C are more fully described and shown on a 
plan of land surveyed for Frank E. Frotten and filed at M.N.R.D. Plan Book 99, 
Plan 72B on November 20, 1963, copies of said plans are held by and may be 
seen in the office of the Town Engineer; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Robert J. Cain, "I move that the town vote to transfer from 
free cash the sum of $ 4 32, 4 00 for the purpose of acquiring the following 
described parcels of land and buildings thereon and that the Town 
Manager, subject to the approval of the Selectmen, be authorized to 
determine and designate the use of such parcel or parcels for municipal 
public purposes, such purposes to include cemetery expansion, recreation 
and field improvements, library expansion and any accessory uses and to 
authorize the Selectmen to purchase, take by eminent domain, receive as 
a gift or execute an option for said purposes, any and all of several 
parcels of land being shown as Parcels 3A, 33 and 3C on Assessor's Map 
63 and bounded and described as follows: 

Parcel 3A being shown in two parts: (1) beginning at a passageway on 
Wildwood Street; thence southerly on the line of said street a distance 
of one hundred fifty (150) feet, more or less, to a point; thence 
westerly by land of N/F O'Reilly a distance of one hundred ninety (190) 
feet, more or less to a point; thence, southerly still by land of N/F 
O'Reilly a distance of one hundred seventy-eight (178) feet, more or 
less, to a point; thence westerly by land of N/F Luongo a distance of 
three hundred seventy-five (375) feet, more or less, to a point, thence, 
northerly by land of N/F Town of Wilmington, two hundred eighty (280) 
feet, more or less, to a point; thence, westerly, still by land of N/F 
Town of Wilmington, two hundred three (203) feet, more or less, to the 
said passageway; thence, easterly by said passageway a distance of one 
hundred thirty-two (132) feet, more or less to an angle; thence, 
continuing easterly by said passageway three hundred thirty nine (339) 
feet, more or less, to the point of beginning; (2) beginning at the 
westerly corner of land of N/F Town of Wilmington and the First Baptist 
Church of Wilmington; thence, northeasterly by said First Baptist Church 
land, two hundred eighteen (218) feet, more or less to an angle point; 
thence, a little more north by land N/F of Town of Wilmington three 
hundred (300) feet, more or less, to a point on the line of Wildwood 
Street; thence, southerly on the line of said street one hundred fifty- 
five (155) feet to a point; thence, southwesterly by land of N/F James 
F. Murphy one hundred eighty (180) feet to a point; thence, 
southeasterly by said Murphy land one hundred four and 72/100 (104.72) 
feet to a point, thence southwesterly by land of N/F Carmen Lewis 
thirty-one (31) feet; to a point; thence southeasterly by said Lewis 
land sixty-six and 35/100 (66.35) feet to a passageway; thence, westerly 
by said passageway one hundred twenty-four (124) feet more or less, to 
an angle; thence, a little more southerly still by said passageway one 
hundred thirty-two (132) feet, more or less, to land N/F of the Town of 



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Wilmington; thence, westerly by said town land one hundred fifty-three 
(153) feet, more or less, to the point of beginning. 

Parcel 3B beginning at the common corner with Parcel 3C at the sideline 
of Wildwood Street; thence, southerly along the sideline of said street 
a distance of one hundred fifty and no/100 (150.00) feet to a 
passageway; thence, westerly along said passageway a distance of two 
hundred fifteen and 53/100 (215.53) feet to a point; thence, northerly 
by land N/F Frank E. Frotten a distance of sixty-six and 35/100 (66.35) 
feet to a point; thence, easterly by Parcel 3C and land N/F James Murphy 
a distance of two hundred eleven and no/100 (211.00) feet to the point 
of beginning. 

Parcel 3C beginning at the common corner with Parcel 3A (2) at the 
sideline of Wildwood Street; thence, southerly along the sideline of 
said street a distance of one hundred fifty and no/100 (150.00) feet to 
a point; thence, westerly by Parcel 3B and land N/F of Carmen Lewis a 
distance of one hundred eighty and no/100 (180.00) feet to a point; 
thence, northerly by Parcel 3A (2) and land N/F of Frotten a distance of 
one hundred four and 72/100 (104.72) feet; thence, easterly by the said 
Parcel 3A (2) and land of Frotten a distance of one hundred eighty and 
no/100 (180.00) feet to the point of beginning. 

Said Parcel 3A (1) containing 129,986 square feet. Parcel 3A (2) 
containing 72,687 square feet. Parcel 3B containing 22,532 square feet 
and Parcel 3C containing 23,264 square feet, all areas being more or 
less . 

All measurements being more or less, or however, otherwise said premises 
are bounded, measured or described; parcels as described are shown on an 
unrecorded plan of land prepared by K. J. Miller Co., Inc. dated June 
11, 1971 and an unrecorded plan of land prepared by Troy, Mede and 
Associates dated October 30, 1995. Parcels 3B and 3C are more fully 
described and shown on a plan of land surveyed for Frank E. Frotten and 
filed at M.N.R.D. Plan Book 99, Plan 72B on November 20, 1963, copies of 
said plans are held by and may be seen in the office of the Town 
Engineer . " 

Gerald O'Reilly, an abutter to this property, stated he would encourage 
residents to take Parcel 3A for athletic field needs in the future, but 
beware of Parcel 3C, which he feels is contaminated. Town Manager, Michael 
Caira presented a diagram of the area to Town Meeting. This is six acres of 
land adjacent to three different Town-owned properties. We have the 
opportunity to acquire land at a reasonable amount to benefit the community. 
Anne Linehan made a motion to delete Parcel 3C then asked to withdraw motion 
to delete. Town Counsel, Alan Altman explained that the town is protected 
under a purchase and sale agreement exactly as is done for any purchase of 
property. The bank involved will require an environmental study of the land. 
This article will authorize the town to take action, to look at the property. 
Selectmen Newhouse and McCoy urged passage of article. Finance Committee 
recommends approval. Motion seconded and so voted. 2/3rds vote declared by 
Town Moderator, James Stewart. 

ARTICLE 31. (drawn as #19) To see if the town will vote to authorize and 
direct the Town Manager and/or Board of Selectmen to petition the General 
Court for enactment of special legislation for and on behalf of the Town of 
Wilmington as follows: 



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Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, no dwelling shall 
be constructed on any lot in the Town of Wilmington containing less than 
10,000 square feet of land or having less than 100 feet of frontage, provided 
that the Planning Board may authorize by special permit construction of one 
single family dwelling on such a lot, which does not conform with the area or 
frontage requirements of the zoning but which contains at least 5,000 square 
feet and has at least 50 feet of frontage, provided that such lot meet any 
applicable requirements for area and frontage at the time such lot was 
recorded or endorsed and that such lot has not been held in common ownership 
with any adjacent land since the date of non-conformance with area or frontage 
requirements, upon a finding, after consideration of all pertinent factors, 
including the provisions for the disposal of waste, that construction and 
maintenance of a single family dwelling on such lot will be consistent with 
public health, safety and welfare and without any substantial detriment 
to the public good; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by James J. Rooney, "I move that the town vote to authorize and 
direct the Town Manager and/or Board of Selectmen to petition the 
General Court for enactment of special legislation and ratify and 
confirm the actions taken, or to be taken, by the Great and General 
Court for and on behalf of the Town of Wilmington as follows: 

Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, no dwelling 
shall be constructed on any lot in the Town of Wilmington containing 
less than 10,000 square feet of land or having less than 100 feet of 
frontage, provided that the Planning Board may authorize by special 
permit construction of one single family dwelling on such a lot, which 
does not conform with the area or frontage requirements of the zoning 
but which contains at least 5,000 square feet and has at least 50 feet 
of frontage, provided that such lot meet any applicable requirements for 
area and frontage at the time such lot was recorded or endorsed and that 
such lot has not been held in common ownership with any adjacent land 
since the date of non-conformance with area or frontage requirements, 
upon a finding, after consideration of all pertinent factors, including 
the provisions for the disposal of waste, that construction and 
maintenance of a single family dwelling on such lot will be consistent 
with public health, safety and welfare and without any substantial 
detriment to the public good. Finance Committee recommends approval. 
Planning Board recommends approval to address the potential problem of 
building on substandard lots. Motion seconded and so voted, 
unanimously . 

ARTICLE 32. (drawn as #24) To see if the town will vote to authorize 
transfer of the care, custody, management and control of certain parcels of 
land owned by the Town of Wilmington hereinafter described to the Conservation 
Commission. Said parcels are described as Map 45, Parcel lOlA and Map 49, 
Parcel 57F; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Michael V. McCoy, "I move that the town vote to authorize 
transfer of the care, custody, management and control of certain parcels 
of land owned by the Town of Wilmington hereinafter described to the 
Conservation Commission. Said parcels are described as Map 45, Parcel 
lOlA and Map 49, Parcel 57F." Finance Committee recommends approval. 
Planning Board recommends approval. Motion seconded and so voted, 
unanimously . 



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ARTICLE 33. (drawn as #3) To see if the town will vote to authorize transfer 
of the care, custody, management and control of certain parcels of land owned 
by the Town of Wilmington, hereinafter described to the Selectmen of the Town 
of Wilmington, said land having been determined to be no longer needed for any 
municipal purpose, and for the express purpose of conveying the same, all in 
accordance with the General Laws Chapter 30B; and further that the Selectmen 
be and are hereby authorized to grant and convey such interest in the land as 
is owned by the Town of Wilmington and upon such terms and conditions as shall 
be determined by the Selectmen in accordance with Chapter 3, Section 16 of the 
By-laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington Revised. Said parcels 
and interest are described as Map 40, Parcels 100, 101, 102, 106, 107, 109 and 
110; and do anything in relation thereto. Moderator informed Town Meeting, 
petitioner wishes to withdraw this article. Motion made and seconded to pass 
over. So voted. 

ARTICLE 34. (drawn as #9) To see if the town will vote to authorize transfer 
of the care, custody, management and control of certain parcels of land owned 
by the Town of Wilmington, hereinafter described to the Selectmen of the Town 
of Wilmington, said land having been determined to be no longer needed for any 
municipal purpose, and for the express purpose of conveying the same, all in 
accordance with the General Laws Chapter 308; and further that the Selectmen 
be and are hereby authorized to grant and convey such interest in the land as 
is owned by the Town of Wilmington and upon such terms and conditions as shall 
be determined by the Selectmen in accordance with Chapter 3, Section 16 of the 
By-laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington Revised. Said parcel and 
interest are described as Map 7, Parcel 48B; and do anything in relation 
thereto. Town Manager stated this land has not been declared surplus. Motion 
made and seconded to pass over. So voted. 

ARTICLE 35. (drawn as #4) To see if the town will vote to authorize transfer 
of the care, custody, management and control of certain parcels of land owned 
by the Town of Wilmington, hereinafter described to the Selectmen of the Town 
of Wilmington, said land having been determined to be no longer needed for any 
municipal purpose, and for the express purpose of conveying the same, all in 
accordance with the General Laws Chapter 30B; and further that the Selectmen 
be and are hereby authorized to grant and convey such interest in the land as 
is owned by the Town of Wilmington and upon such terms and conditions as shall 
be determined by the Selectmen in accordance with Chapter 3, Section 16 of the 
By-laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington Revised. Said parcels 
and interest are described as Map 34, Parcels 2, 2A and 2B; and do anything in 
relation thereto. Moderator informed meeting that notice of withdrawal had 
been received. Motion to pass over seconded and so voted. 

ARTICLE 36. (drawn as #6) To see if the town will vote to release all of its 
rights, title and interest, and/or to authorize the Board of Selectmen to 
grant and convey such interest in the following parcel of land as is owned by 
the Town of Wilmington and upon such terms and conditions as shall be 
determined by the Selectmen in accordance with Chapter 13, Section 16 of the 
By-laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington Revised, and in 
accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 30B. Said parcel and interest are shown on 
Town of Wilmington Assessor's Map 48, Parcel 5A, and being more particularly 
bounded and described as Lots 25 and 26 on a plan entitled, "Pinewood" drawn 
by H.A. Millhouse CE and filed with Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds 
Book of Plans 33, Plan 73, said lots being together bounded and described as 
follows : 

Northwesterly by Pinewood Avenue, 100 feet; northeasterly by Morse Avenue, 55 
feet; southeasterly by Lot 24 as shown on said Plan, 100 feet; and 
southwesterly by Lot 27 as shown on said plan, 55 feet; containing 5,500 
square feet of land according to said plan; or do anything in relation 
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Motion by Attorney Robert Peterson, representing Edward Lord. Town 
Manager, this land has been declared surplus to needs of the Town. 
Assessor has put a value of $322.72 on this property. This article is 
necessary to correct a mistake in the deed to the above described 
property. Last deed of record was to town. Finance Committee 
recommends approval. Planning Board recommends approval. Motion 
seconded and so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 37. (drawn as #27) To see if the town will vote to authorize the 
Board of Selectmen and the Conservation Commission, and either of them, to 
grant to Joseph M. Sullivan an easement for the purposes of constructing, 
maintaining and using a driveway over land located between his residence 
property known as 3 Border Road in Wilmington and Cook Avenue, as approved by 
a vote of the Conservation Commission dated October 16, 1997 and as shown on a 
plan of land on file with the Conservation Commission entitled "Plan of Land 
in Wilmington, MA showing proposed easement over land of the Town of 
Wilmington, Scale l"-40' , September 3, 1997, Merrimack Engineering Services", 
and to authorize the Selectmen to petition the Great and General Court for 
legislative approval thereof pursuant to Article 97 of the Amendments of the 
Massachusetts Constitution; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Charles Gilbert, Redevelopment Authority, "I move that the 
town vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen and the Conservation 
Commission, and either of them, to grant to Joseph M. Sullivan an 
easement for the purposes of constructing, maintaining and using a 
driveway over land located between his residence property known as 3 
Border Road in Wilmington and Cook Avenue, as approved by a vote of the 
Conservation Commission dated October 16, 1997 and as shown on a plan of 
land on file with the Conservation Commission entitled "Plan of Land in 
Wilmington, MA showing proposed easement over land of the Town of 
Wilmington, Scale l"-40', September 3, 1997, Merrimack Engineering 
Services", and to authorize the Selectmen to petition the Great and 
General Court for legislative approval thereof pursuant to Article 97 of 
the Amendments of the Massachusetts Constitution." This article was 
passed at last year's Town Meeting but has not yet been enacted by 
legislation. This article also corrects a problem with the deed 
concerning right of way to Mr. Sullivan's property. Finance Committee 
recommends approval. Planning Board recommends approval. Conservation 
Commission also recommends approval. Motion seconded and so voted, 
unanimously . 

At this time in the meeting random draw of Town Meeting articles begins. Town 
Moderator paused to allow Town Clerk and her staff to present a bouquet of 
roses to Dorothy Peters. Mrs. Peters has worked helping at Elections and Town 
Meetings for over thirty years and today was her birthday. Congratulations, 
Dot ! 

ARTICLE 38. (drawn as #1) To see if the town will vote to change the name of 
the Town Forest to the Wilmington Veterans Memorial Conservation Forest as a 
fitting, living, perpetual acknowledgment of the contributions of veterans to 
Wilmington, our State and our Nation; or do anything in relation thereto. 

This article was submitted by Richard Grinder, who wished to honor the 
Veterans in this way. Moderator, James Stewart ruled this article out of 
order, as Town Meeting has no control over Conservation land. He suggested 
Mr. Grinder request this change of the Conservation Commission. It was agreed 
that this request would be put on agenda for next Conservation meeting. 
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ARTICLE 39. (drawn as #16) To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning 
By-laws and Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington by voting to rezone from 
Residential 60 (R-60) to Residential 20 (R-20) the following parcels of land 
located in South Wilmington as listed on the Assessor's legal file of Map 27, 
Parcels 14 and 12; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Austin Rounds, "I move that the town vote to amend the Zoning 
By-laws and Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington by voting to rezone 
from Residential 60 (R-60) to Residential 20 (R-20) the following 
parcels of land located in South Wilmington as listed on the Assessor's 
legal file of Map 27, Parcels 14 and 12." Mr. Rounds, is one of the 
Petitioners who wishes to rezone this land. An adjacent parcel was 
rezoned at a Special Town Meeting and about thirteen houses were built. 
Large houses on small lots are being built. Many residents spoke for 
and against this rezoning. Finance Committee recommends disapproval. 
Planning Board recommends disapproval. Residents should wait until 
comprehensive master plan is completed and look at the whole picture. 
Motion seconded and so voted. Motion defeated, declared by Moderator. 

ARTICLE 40. (drawn as #30) To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning 
By-laws and associated Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington by rezoning the 
following parcel of land from Residential 20 (R-20) to General Industrial 
(GI) : 

A certain parcel of land situated in Wilmington in the County of Middlesex and 
said Commonwealth, being bounded and described as follows: 

Northwesterly by Salem Street, by several lines measuring together, nine 
hundred seven and 73/100 (907.73) feet; easterly by land now or formerly of 
Jeremiah P. O'Riordan, et al, by two lines measuring together, six hundred 
thirty-one and 46/100 (631.46) feet; southwesterly by land now or formerly of 
Boston & Maine Railroad, one thousand sixty-six and 86/100 (1066.86) feet. 
All of said boundaries are determined by the Land Court to be located as shown 
on subdivision Plan 4 415-C, drawn by C. B. Humphrey, Engineer for Court, dated 
February 2, 1923, as approved by the Court, filed in the Land Registration 
Office, a copy of a portion of which is filed with Certificate of Title 10824, 
and said land is shown as Lot Bl on said plan. For Petitioners Title, see 
Certificate of Title Number 25304 at Middlesex North District Registry of 
Deeds Land Registration Office at Book 129, Page 207. The above referenced 
Parcel is also shown as Parcel 23 on the Town of Wilmington Assessor's Map R- 
1; or do anything in relation thereto. Moderator, James Stewart informed 
meeting this article had been withdrawn. Motion seconded and so voted to pass 
over . 

ARTICLE 41. (drawn as #18) To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning 
By-laws and the associated Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington relative to 
Commercial Zoning Districts and Uses by taking the following actions: 

(1) Amend (Section 3) Table I - Principal Uses Regulations by deleting SP 
(Special Permit) and adding the word No. As follows: 



3.5 Business Use 

3.5.4 Limited Service Restaurant 

3.5.5 General Service Restaurant 



GB 
No 
No 



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And 'adding under the new heading re-establishing High Density Business 
(HDB) to read as follows: 



3 . 5A Business Use 

3 . 5 . 4A Limited Service Restaurant 

3 . 5 . 5A General Service Restaurant 



HDB 
Yes 
Yes 



remaining columns to remain unchanged 

(2) Amend Section 2 Establishment of Districts by re-establishing the phrase 
High Density Business under the term Business District. 

(3) Amend Section 3 Table I Principal Use Regulations by re-establishing the 
column High Density Business (HDB) . 

(4) Amend Section 5 Table II Standard Dimensional Regulations by re- 
establishing the phrase High Density Business and re-establishing the 
dimensional requirements related to High Density business to read as 
follows : 

Zoning Districts High Density Business Minimum lot area in square feet 
40,000; minimum lot frontage in feet 200; minimum lot width in feet 200; 
minimum front yard in feet 20; minimum side and rear yard in feet 20; 
feet side and rear yard in all cases provided that where such use abuts 
a residential district the yard shall be increased to 40 feet; minimum 
open space in percent 20. In all cases and where a business or 
industrial use abuts a residential district or a residential use a 
landscape buffer shall be provided. 

Maximum building coverage in percent 35; maximum height in feet 35; and 
maximum height in stories 3. And to take such other action to 
accomplish the purpose stated or do anything in relation thereto. 

Petitioner for Article 41 was not present. Motion by Town Manager to 
pass over this article. Motion seconded and so voted. 

ARTICLE 42. (drawn as #15) To see if the town will vote to change the Zoning 
By-laws of the Town of Wilmington and the associated Zoning Map, by changing 
the following described parcel of land from Residential 10 (R-10) to General 
Industrial (GI) the following described parcel of land: 

A certain parcel of land situated in Wilmington, Middlesex County, 
Massachusetts, shown as Lots four hundred ninety-three (493) to five hundred 
twenty-six (526) inclusive on a plan entitled "Silver Lake Addition" dated 
September 1920, Robert B. Bellamy C.E., recorded with Middlesex North District 
Registry of Deeds Plan Book 42, plan 73, said lots 493 to 526 are together 
bounded : 

Southerly: by several courses on Bridge Lane, together totaling one hundred 
sixty-two (162) feet, more or less; westerly: by Hobson Avenue, four hundred 
forty-three (443) feet, more or less; northerly: by Richmond Street, one 
hundred sixty (160) feet, more or less; and easterly: by Dewey Avenue, four 
hundred four (404) feet, more or less. And together contain 68,775 square 
feet more or less. For petitioner's title, see Deed dated November 3, 1970 
and recorded at the Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds at Book 1942, 
Page 382. The above referenced premises is also shown as Parcel 18 on Town of 
Wilmington Assessor's Map 44; or do anything in relation thereto. Notice was 
received from Petitioner to request withdrawal. Motion seconded and so voted 
to pass over. 



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ARTICLE 43. (drawn as #29) To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning 
By-laws of the Town of Wilmington and the associated Zoning Map, by rezoning 
from Residential 60 (R-60) and Residential 20 {R-20) to Planned Residential 
Development (PRD) the following described parcels: 

Parcel 1: 

A parcel of woods and brushland in the Town of Wilmington, Middlesex County, 
Massachusetts, said land being situated in the northerly part of said 
Wilmington as is described in the records of Wilmington Town Assessor's office 
for the year 1947 as Land of John H. Abbott's heirs or devisees, formerly of 
Andover and in c/o John Abbott, State Street, Boston, and also described in 
the said Town Assessor's office, as about 20 acres of land located in North 
Wilmington, westerly off Andover Street near Andover town line. The said land 
is also situated east of Ballardvale Road and the said land is shown on plan 
of land entitled, "Plan of 20 acres and 50 rods of the state of Jaquith, late 
of Wilmington, deceased, dated May 9, 1934, A. A. Abbot, which plan is recorded 
with Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds in Plan Book 83, Plan IB. 
Included with this parcel of rights of passage and any other rights attached 
thereto including rights of way and including rights of way to Ballardvale 
Road, Wilmington or any other roads, if any. For title see Estate of Henry E. 
Brooks, Probate Court Docket #88P-2217, Suffolk and is more fully described as 
Parcel 3 in a deed from John R. Abbot and Helen M. Abbot to Henry E. Brooks 
dated March 9, 1953, and recorded with Middlesex North District Registry of 
Deeds in Book 1226, Page 441. The above referenced parcel is also shown as 
Parcel 27 on Assessor's Map R-3. 

Parcel 2: 

That certain parcel of land situated in Wilmington in the County of Middlesex 
and said Commonwealth, bounded and described as follows: 

Northeasterly by Lot 1, seven hundred twenty-five and 27/100 (725.27) feet; 
easterly by land now or formerly of Arthur W. Eames, four hundred eighty-nine 
and 80/100 (489.80) feet; southeasterly by Lot B and land now or formerly of 
James A. Bancroft, six hundred ninety and 19/100 (690.19) feet; and 
southwesterly by land now or formerly of Timothy Upton, six hundred twenty- 
seven and 91/100 (627.91) feet. All of said boundaries are determined by the 
Land Court to be located as shown on subdivision plan 3984-G, drawn by K. W. 
Kyle, Surveyor, dated October 19, 1955, as approved by the Court, filed in the 
Land Registration Office, a copy of a portion of which is filed with 
Certificate of Title 10015, and said land is shown as Lot two (2) on said 
plan. The above referenced parcel is shown as Parcel IB on Assessor's Map R- 
3. 

Parcel 3: 

That certain parcel of land situated in Wilmington in the County of Middlesex 
and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, bounded and described as follows: 

Easterly by land now or formerly of E. R. Grabow Company, four hundred eighty- 
one and 45/100 feet; southerly eight hundred ninety-eight and 23/100 (898.23) 
feet, and westerly three hundred thirty-one (331.00) feet by land now or 
formerly of PGA Realty Trust; northwesterly by land now or formerly of Henry 
E. Brooks, two hundred eighty-nine (289.00) feet; and northerly by lands now 
or formerly of Henry E. Brooks and of E. R. Grabow Company, six hundred 
seventy and 24/100 (670.24) feet. All of said boundaries are determined by 
the Court to be located as shown on a plan drawn by Robert E. Anderson, Inc., 
Surveyors, dated December 28, 1977, as modified and approved by the Court, 
filed in the Land Registration Office, a copy of a portion of which will be 
filed with the original certificate of title issued on this decree. The land 



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hereby registered is subject to the flow of a natural watercourse running 
through the same and shown on said plan as a brook. The above referenced 
parcel is also shown as Parcel 28A on Assessor's Map R-2; or do anything in 
relation thereto. Petitioner of this article wishes to withdraw. Motion 
seconded and so voted to pass over. 

ARTICLE 44. (drawn as #23) To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning 
By-laws and Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington by voting to rezone from 
Neighborhood Business (NB) to Residential 20 (R-20) that land described as 
land shown on Assessor's Map 43, Parcel 9; or do anything in relation thereto. 
Petitioner of this article wished to withdraw. Motion seconded and so voted 
to pass over. 

ARTICLE 45. (drawn as #14) To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning 
By-laws and Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington by voting to rezone from 
Residential 60 (R-60) to Residential 20 (R-20) the following parcels of land 
located in Wilmington as listed on the Assessor's legal file of Map 10, 
Parcels 5 and 6; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Gary Corning, 45 Hoplcins Street, "I move that the town vote to 
amend the Zoning By-laws and Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington by 
voting to rezone from Residential 60 (R-60) to Residential 20 (R-20) the 
following parcels of land located in Wilmington as listed on the 
Assessor's legal file of Map 10, Parcels 5 and 6." This land is located 
between R-20 zoned Sarafina's Way and the Billerica line. Family 
acquired a parcel of Town owned land in 1980 with a restriction that it 
could not be sub-divided. Owner should have this restriction released 
and compensate the town before any action of rezoning is allowed. 
Finance Committee recommends disapproval. Planning Board recommends 
disapproval, wait for the comprehensive Master Plan study before any 
rezoning is allowed. Motion seconded and so voted. Motion defeated, 
declared by Moderator. 

ARTICLE 46. (drawn as #20) To see if the town will vote to accept as a town 
way, the layout of Cleveland Avenue as recommended by the Planning Board and 
laid out by the Selectmen under the provisions of the law relating to 
assessment of Betterments, which layout is filed in the Office of the Town 
Clerk, and which with plans therein mentioned is hereby referred to for more 
particular description; and to authorize the Selectmen to take by right of 
Eminent Domain such land, slope and drainage or other easements as may be 
necessary to effect the purpose of this Article, and to determine how an 
appropriation shall be raised, whether by taxation, transfer from available 
funds, or by borrowing under the provisions of M.G.L. Chapter 44, Section 7, 
or otherwise, for the purpose of engineering and construction of said way, and 
for the payment of any damages resulting from the taking of land and slope 
easements and other easements therefor; or do anything in relation thereto. 
Petitioner wishes to withdraw. Motion seconded and so voted to pass over. 

ARTICLE 47. (drawn as #22) To see if the town will vote to accept as a town 
way, the layout of Marion Street Extension as recommended by the Planning 
Board and laid out by the Selectmen under the provisions of the law relating 
to assessment of Betterments, which layout is filed in the Office of the Town 
Clerk, and which with plans therein mentioned is hereby referred to for more 
particular description; and to authorize the Selectmen to take by right of 
Eminent Domain such land, slope and drainage or other easements as may be 
necessary to effect the purpose of this Article, and to determine how an 
appropriation shall be raised, whether by taxation, transfer from available 



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funds, or by borrowing under the provisions of M.G.L. Chapter 44, Section 7, 
or otherwise, for the purpose of engineering and construction of said way, and 
for the payment of any damages resulting from the taking of land and slope 
easements and other easements therefor; or do anything in relation thereto. 
Petitioner wishes to withdraw this article also. Motion seconded and so voted 
to pass over. 

ARTICLE 48. (drawn as #5) To see if the town will vote to accept as a town 
way, the layout of Taft Road as recommended by the Planning Board and laid out 
by the Selectmen under the provisions of the law relating to assessment of 
Betterments, which layout is filed in the Office of the Town Clerk, and which 
with plans therein mentioned is hereby referred to for more particular 
description; and to authorize the Selectmen to take by right of Eminent Domain 
such land, slope and drainage or other easements as may be necessary to effect 
the purpose of this Article, and to determine how an appropriation shall be 
raised, whether by taxation, transfer from available funds, or by borrowing 
under the provisions of M.G.L. Chapter 44, Section 7, or otherwise, for the 
purpose of engineering and construction of said way, and for the payment of 
any damages resulting from the taking of land and slope easements and other 
easements therefor; or do anything in relation thereto. Petitioner wishes to 
withdraw this article. Motion seconded and so voted to pass over. 

The attendance at Town Meeting was as follows and the meeting adjourned at the 
early hour of 3:42 P.M. 



11:00 A.M. - 150 
3:00 P.M. - 232 



1:00 P.M. - 209 
Non-Voters - 43 



TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS FY 1998 



Total 

Appropriation 



By Transfer 



By Taxation 



125. 800 



125, 800 



TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS FY 1999 



Total 

Appropriation 



By Transfer 



By Taxation 



SCHOOL BUDGET 
MUNICIPAL BUDGET 
CAPITAL OUTLAY 
WARRANT ARTICLES 



19, 205, 249 
18, 315, 364 
647, 670 
449, 950 





446, 269 



432, 400 



19, 205, 249 
17, 869, 095 
647, 670 
17, 550 



TOTAL BUDGET 
STATUTORY CHARGES 
TOTAL 



38, 618, 233 
3, 884, 088 
42, 502, 321 



878, 669 
70,283 
948, 952 



37, 739, 564 
3, 813, 805 
41, 553, 369 



AVAILABLE FUNDS: 

CAPITAL STABILIZATION FUND 

CEMETERY SALES 

CEMETERY INTEREST 

WATER ANTICIPATED REVENUE 

FREE CASH 

TOTAL 





40, 000 
20, 000 
456, 552 
432, 400 
948, 952 



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WARRANT STATE PRIMARY - SEPTEMBER 15, 1998 
WITH ACTION TAKEN THEREON 

TO: CONSTABLE OF THE TOWN OF WILMINGTON: 

GREETINGS: In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required to notify 
and warn the inhabitants of said town who are qualified to vote in Elections to 
vote at West Intermediate School (Precincts 1 and 2), Wildwood School 
(Precincts 3 and 4) and the Town Hall (Precincts 5 and 6) on Tuesday, the 
fifteenth day of September, 1998 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the following 
purpose : 

To cast their votes in the State Primary for the candidates of political 
parties for the following offices: Governor for the Commonwealth; Lieutenant 
Governor for the Commonwealth; Attorney General for the Commonwealth; Secretary 
for the Commonwealth; Treasurer for the Commonwealth; Auditor for the 
Commonwealth; Representative in Congress for the Sixth Congressional District; 
Councillor for the Fifth District; Senator in General Court for the First Essex 
& Middlesex; Representative in General Court for the Twentieth Middlesex; 
Representative in General Court for the Twenty-Third Middlesex; District 
Attorney for the Northern District; and Sheriff for Middlesex County. 



DEMOCRATIC PARTY 
GOVERNOR 

Brian J. Donnelly 426 

Scott Harshbarger 1,744 

Patricia McGovern 1,161 

Blanks 270 

Total 3, 601 

LT . GOVERNOR 

Dorothy A. Kelly Gay 1,352 

Warren E. Tolman 1,4 68 

Blanks 781 

Total 3,601 

ATTORNEY GENERAL 

Lois G. Pines 1, 332 

Thomas F. Reilly 1,987 

Blanks 282 

Total 3, 601 

SECRETARY OF STATE 

William Francis Galvin 2,458 

Blanks 1, 143 

Total 3,601 

TREASURER 

Shannon P. O'Brien 2,433 

Blanks 1, 168 

Total 3,601 

AUDITOR 

A. Joseph DeNucci 2,484 

Blanks 1, 117 

Total 3, 601 



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REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS - 6TH DISTRICT 

John F. Tierney 2,641 

David A. Francoeur 320 

Blanks 640 

Total 3, 601 

COUNCILLOR - 5TH DISTRICT 

Patricia A. Dowling 1,183 

Michael K. Callahan 329 

Christopher T. Casey 165 

Mary-Ellen Manning 385 

John F. McCarthy 541 

Blanks 998 

Total 3,601 

SENATOR IN GENERAL COURT - 1ST ESSEX & MIDDLESEX DISTRICT 
No Nomination 

REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT - 20TH MIDDLESEX 

James R. Miceli 2,021 

Michael J. Newhouse 1,205 

Blanks 19 

Total 3,245 

REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT - 23RD MIDDLESEX 

Charles A. Murphy 256 

Blanks 100 

Total 356 

DISTRICT ATTORNEY - NORTHERN DISTRICT 

Martha Coakley 1,513 

Timothy R. Flaherty 802 

Michael A. Sullivan 749 

Blanks 537 

Total 3, 601 

SHERIFF - MIDDLESEX COUNTY 

James V. DiPaola 1,887 

Edward J. Kennedy, Jr 1,188 

Blanks 526 

Total 3, 601 

REPUBLICAN PARTY 
GOVERNOR 

Argeo Paul Cellucci 536 

Joseph D. Malone 439 

Blanks 6 

Total 981 

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR 

Janet E. Jeghelian 466 

Jane Maria Swift 416 

Blanks _99 

Total 981 

ATTORNEY GENERAL 

Brad Bailey 697 

Others 2 

Blanks 282 

Total 981 



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SECRETARY OF STATE 

Dale C. Jenkins, Jr 631 

Blanks 350 

Total 981 

TREASURER 

Robert A. Maginn 627 

Blanks 354 

Total 981 

AUDITOR 

Michael T. Duffy 627 

Blanks 354 

Total 981 

REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS - 6TH DISTRICT 

Paul McCarthy 289 

Peter G. Torkildsen 608 

Blanks 84 

Total , 981 

COUNCILLOR - 5TH DISTRICT 
No Nomination 

SENATOR IN GENERAL COURT - 1ST ESSEX & MIDDLESEX DISTRICT 

Bruce E. Tarr 711 

Blanks 270 

Total 981 

REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT - 23RD MIDDLESEX 
No Nomination 

DISTRICT ATTORNEY - NORTHERN DISTRICT 

Lee Johnson 64 4 

Blanks 337 

Total 981 



SHERIFF - MIDDLESEX COUNTY 
No Nomination 

REFORM PARTY 

GOVERNOR 

Connelly (Write-In) 1 

The three polling places were opened at 7:00 a.m. and closed at 8:00 p.m. 

Results were announced at 11:00 p.m. 4,483 persons voted, which includes one 

hundred forty-nine (149) absentee ballots which reflects 33% of the 13,717 
registered voters. 



WARRANT FOR STATE ELECTION - NOVEMBER 3, 1998 
WITH ACTION TAKEN THEREON 

To: CONSTABLE OF THE TOWN OF WILMINGTON: 

GREETINGS: In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required to notify 
and warn the inhabitants of said town who are qualified to vote in elections to 
vote at West Intermediate School (Precincts 1 & 2), Wildwood Street School 
(Precincts 3 & 4), and Town Hall (Precincts 5 & 6) on Tuesday, the third day of 
November, 1998 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., for the following purpose: To cast 



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their votes in the State Election for the candidates of political parties for 
the following offices: Governor and Lieutenant Governor for the Commonwealth; 
Attorney General for the Commonwealth; Secretary for the Commonwealth; 
Treasurer for the Commonwealth; Auditor for the Commonwealth; Representative in 
Congress for the Sixth Congressional District; Councillor for the Fifth 
District; Senator in General Court for the First Essex and Middlesex District; 
Representative in General Court for the Twentieth Middlesex District; 
Representative in General Court for the Twenty-Third Middlesex District; 
District Attorney for the Northern District; and Sheriff for Middlesex 
District . 

BALLOT QUESTIONS 

Question 1: Setting Compensation of State Legislators. 
Yes No 

Question 2: Public Campaign Financing. 
Yes No 

Question 3: Tax Rate on Interest and Dividend Income. 
Yes No 

Question 4: Electric Utility Industry Restructuring. 
Yes No 

The polls were opened at 7:00 a.m. by Town Clerk, Kathleen Scanlon at the West 
Intermediate School, Asst. Town Clerk, Carolyn Kenney at the Wildwood School, 
and Election Clerk, Nancy Luciano, at the Town Hall. The zero sheets were 
removed from the machines to show all interested parties that they were clear. 
Election day, November 3, 1998 was a very busy day for all three polling places 
with large numbers of voters coming to the polls, especially in the evening. A 
total of 7,020 votes were cast. This included 214 absentee ballots which 
represents 51% of our 13,840 registered voters. Voters were most patient and 
at times the lines were long, but with the excellent work done by election 
workers and police officers in regard to parking, all went very smoothly. The 
polls were closed at 8:00 p.m. and everyone within the buildings voted. The 
declaration of the vote was made at about 10:30 p.m. for the following: 



GOVERNOR & LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR 

Cellucci and Swift - Republican . . . 
Harshbarger and Tolman - Democratic 

Cook and Israel - Libertarian 

Blanks 

Total 

ATTORNEY GENERAL 

Brad Bailey - Republican 

Thomas F. Reilly - Democratic 

Blanks 

Total 

SECRETARY OF STATE 

William Francis Galvin - Democratic 
Dale C. Jenkins, Jr. - Republican 
David L. Atkinson - Libertarian . . . . 

Blanks 

Total 



3, 969 
2, 831 
136 

8± 

7, 020 



2, 383 
4, 273 
364 
7, 020 



4,318 
1, 729 
420 
553 
7, 020 



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i 



TREASURER 

Bob Maginn - Republican 2,467 

Shannon P. O'Brien - Democratic 3,822 

Merton B. Baker - Libertarian 213 

Blanks 518 

Total 7, 020 

AUDITOR 

A. Joseph Denucci - Democratic 4,149 

Michael T. Duffy - Republican 1,958 

Carla A. Howell - Libertarian 398 

Blanks 515 

Total 7, 020 

REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS - 6TH DISTRICT 

John F. Tierney - Democratic 3,593 

Peter G. Torkildsen - Republican 2,964 

Randal C. Fritz - Independent 200 

Blanks 263 

Total 7, 020 

COUNCILLOR - 5TH DISTRICT 

Patricia Dowling - Democratic 4,544 

Blanks 2,476 

Total 7, 020 

SENATOR IN GENERAL COURT - 1ST ESSEX u MIDDLESEX 

Bruce E. Tarr - Republican 4,391 

Blanks 2, 629 

Total 7, 020 

REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT - 20TH MIDDLESEX DISTRICT 

James R. Miceli - Democratic 4,542 

Blanks 1, 336 

Total 5, 878 

REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT - 23RD MIDDLESEX DISTRICT 

Charles A. Murphy - Democratic 752 

Blanks 390 

Total 1, 142 

DISTRICT ATTORNEY - NORTHERN DISTRICT 

Martha Coakley - Democratic 4,206 

Lee Johnson - Republican 2,062 

Blanks 752 

Total 7, 020 

SHERIFF - MIDDLESEX DISTRICT 

James V. DiPaola - Democratic 4,852 

Others 4 

Blanks 2, 164 

Total 7, 020 



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Question 1: 

Do you approve of the adoption of an amendment to the constitution summarized 
below, which was approved by the General Court in joint sessions of the two 
houses on July 29, 1996 (yeas 127 - nays 65); and again on June 9, 1998 (yeas 
149-nays 41)? 



Yes . . . 
No ... . 

Blanks 
Total . 



3, 981 
1, 739 
1, 300 
7, 020 



Question 2: 

Do you approve of a law summarized below, on which no vote was taken by the 
Senate of the House of Representatives before May 6, 1998? 



Yes . . , 
No . . . , 

Blanks 
Total , 



3, 401 
2, 168 
1, 451 
7, 020 



Question 3: 

Do you approve of a law summarized below, on which no vote was taken by the 
Senate or the House of Representatives before May 6, 1998? 

Yes 4, 480 

No 1,050 

Blanks 1, 490 

Total 7, 020 

Question 4 : 



Do you approve of a law summarized below, which was approved by the House of 
Representatives on November 19, 1997 by a vote of 124 to 30, approved by the 
Senate on November 19, 1997 by a vote of 32 to 6? 



Yes . . . 
No . . . . 

Blanks 
Total . 



3, 674 
2, 005 
1, 341 
7, 020 



Question 5: (Precinct 3 only - 23 Middlesex - Non Binding Question) 
Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in 
favor of legislation allowing capital punishment for persons convicted of 
first degree murder? 



Yes 565 

No 201 

Blanks 376 

Total 1,142 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
GENERAL PURPOSE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 
AND REPORT OF THE TOWN ACCOUNTANT 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 19 98 



Members of the Board of Selectmen 

and Town Manager 
Town Hall 

Wilmington, Massachusetts 01887 



The Annual General Purpose Financial Statements of the Town of 
Wilmington for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1998 are hereby submitted. This 
report was prepared by the Office of the Town Accountant. Responsibility for 
accuracy of the data and the completeness and fairness of the presentation, 
including all disclosures, rests with the town. 

To the best of our knowledge and belief, the enclosed data are accurate 
in all material respects and are reported in a manner designed to present 
fairly the financial position and results of operations of the various funds 
and account groups of the government . 



Respectfully submitted, 




Michael Morris 
Town Accountant 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 19 98 



Table of Contents 



FINANCIAL SECTION 

Combined Balance Sheet -All Fund Types and Account Groups 
Notes to Financial Statements 



PAGE 

164 

165 



SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION 

Schedule of Combined Statement of Revenues, Expenditures 
and Changes in Fund Balances-All Governmental Fund 
Types and Expendable Trust Funds 

Schedule of Budgetary Basis Statement of Revenues and 
Expenditures Budget and Actual -General Fund 

Schedule of Combined Balance Sheet-Special Revenue 
Accounts 

Schedule of Combined Statement of Revenues, Expenditures 
and Changes in Fund Balance -Special Revenue Fund 

Schedule of Expenditures and Encumbrances Compared with 
Authorization by Function and Activity-General Fund 

Schedule of Revenues and Expenditures-Water Department 
Fund 

Schedule of Revenues and Expenditures-Capital Project 
Fund 

Schedule of Debt Retirement 
Schedule of Trust Funds 



169 

170 

171 

172 

173 

179 

180 
181 
182 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
COMBINED BALANCE SHEET - ALL FUND GROUPS 
ALL FUND TYPES AND ACCOUNT GROUPS 
JUNE 30, 1998 



ASSETS 

CASH 

RECEIVABLES: 

GENERAL PROPERTY TAXES 
LESSPROV FOR ABATES 
& EXEMPTIONS 
TAX LIENS 

TAX FORECLOSURES 

MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE 

DEPARTMENTAL 

BETTERMENTS 

USER CHARGES 
DUE FROM OTHER GOV'TS 
AMOUNTS TO BE PROVIDED FOR; 

RETIRE OF LONG TERM DEBT 

TOTAL ASSETS 

LIABILITIES & FUND BALANCE 

LIABILITIES 
WARRANTS PAYABLE 
DEFERRED REVENUE: 
GENERAL PROPERTY TAXES 
OTHER ACCTS RECEIVABLE 
NOTES PAYABLE 
PAYROLL WITHHOLDINGS 



GENERAL 



(884,929 40) 
295,547 12 
123,498.43 
592,364 25 
123,061.01 
206,511.01 
71.053.52 



SPECIAL 
REVENUE 



CAPITAL 
PROJECTS 



TRUST & 
AGENCY 



LONG-TERM 
DEBT 



5,844,226.67 2,241,491 04 1,586,769.34 1,271,415.02 



648,235.70 



383,295.56 
487,306.01 



2,108,685.00 



7,019,568.31 3,112,092.61 1,586,769.34 1,271,415.02 2,108,685.00 



924,061.99 104,372.74 11,342.72 48,429.11 

648,235.70 
1,412,035.34 870,601.57 



2,108,68500 



TOTAL 
(MEMORANDUM 
ONLY) 

10,943,902.07 

648,23570 

(884,929.40) 
295,547.12 
123,498.43 
592,364.25 
123,061.01 
206,511.01 
454,349.08 
487,306.01 

2,108,685.00 

15,098,530.28 



1,088,206.56 

648,235.70 
2,282,63691 
2,108,685.00 



TOTAL LIABILITIES 

FUND BALANCE: 
RES, FOR ENCUMBRANCES 
RES FOR SPEC PURPOSE 
RES FOR SUBSEQUENT YEARS 
RES FOR DEF TEACHERS 
UNRESERVED-UNDESIGNATED 

TOTAL FUND BALANCE 

TOTAL LIABILITIES 
& FUND BALANCE 



2,984,333.03 974,974.31 11,342.72 48,429.11 2,108,685.00 



1,229,935.82 



740,839,60 



1,575,426.62 1,222,985,91 



432,400 00 
(319,582.00) 

2,692,481.46 1,396,278.70 

4,035,235.28 2,137,118.30 1,575,426.62 1,222,985.91 



0.00 



6,127,764.17 



1,970,775.42 
2,798,412 53 

(319,582 00) 
4,088,760.16 

8,970,766.11 



7,019,568.31 3,112,092.61 1,586,769.34 1,271,415.02 2,108,685.00 15,098,530.28 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 
JUNE 30, 1998 



1 . Summary of Significant Accounting Policies 

The accounting policies for financial reporting purposes of the Town of 
Wilmington conform to generally accepted accounting principles for local 
governmental units except as indicated in Note 2 . The following is a 
summary of the significant accounting policies: 

A. Fund Accounting 

The town reports its financial activities in several funds and one 
account group in order to comply with the limitations and 
restrictions placed on both the resources made available to the 
town and the services provided. The various funds are grouped in 
the financial statements in this report into five generic fund 
types as follows: 

GOVERNMENTAL FUNDS 

General Fund - The general fund is the general operating 
fund of the town. It is used to account for all financial 
resources except those required to be accounted for in another 
fund. 

Special Revenue Fund - Special revenue funds are used to 
account for the proceeds of specific revenue resources (other than 
expendable trust or major capital projects) that are legally 
restricted to expenditures for specific purposes. 

Capital Projects Fund - Capital project funds are used to 
account for financial resources to be used for the acquisition or 
construction of major capital facilities. 

FIDUCIARY FUNDS 

Trust and Agency Funds - Trust and agency funds are used to 
account for assets by the town m a trustee capacity or as an 
agent for individuals, private organizations, other governments 
and/or other funds. These include expendable trust, non- 
expendable trust and agency funds. Non- expendable trust funds are 
accounted for in a manner that permits the periodic measurements 
of revenues earned, expenses incurred and/or net income in order 
to demonstrate maintenance of capital. Expendable trust funds are 
accounted for in essentially the same manner as governmental 
funds. Agency funds are custodial in nature (assets equal 
liabilities) and do not involve measurement of results of 
operations . 



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ACCOUNT GROUP 



Long-term Debt and Liabilities - Long-term liabilities 
expected to be financed from governmental funds are accumulated in 
the general long-term debt group of accounts. This account group 
is not a fund. It is only concerned with the measurement of 
financial position and, therefore, is not involved with a 
measurement of the results from any operations . 

B . Basis of Accounting 

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared 
principally on the modified accrual basis of accounting. This 
method recognizes revenues when they become measurable and 
available. Expenses are recognized under this method as they are 
incurred . 

Revenue - Property tax revenues are recognized when they 
become available. Available means then due or past due and 
receivable within the current period or expected to be collected 
soon enough thereafter to be used to pay liabilities of the 
current period. 

All other revenues are recognized throughout the year when 
cash is received. Receipts during the sixty days immediately 
following the close of the fiscal year are also recognized as 
available revenue. 

In applying the susceptible to accrual concept to 
intergovernmental revenues, the legal and contractual requirements 
of the numerous individual programs are used as guidance . There 
are, however, essentially two types of these revenues. In one, 
moneys must be expended on the specific purpose or project before 
any amounts will be paid to the town. Therefore, revenues are 
recognized based upon the expenditures recorded. In the other, 
moneys are virtually unrestricted as to purpose of expenditure and 
are usually revocable only for failure to comply with prescribed 
compliance requirements. These resources are reflected as 
revenues at the time of receipt or earlier if the susceptible to 
accrual criteria is met. 

Expenses - Expenditures are recorded during the year on a 
cash disbursement basis. In addition, as required by 
Massachusetts General Laws, disbursements made during the fifteen 
days immediately following the close of each fiscal year and which 
pertain to the prior year are recorded as warrants payable and 
expenses as of June 3 0th. 

Purchase orders outstanding at June 3 0th related to annual 
operating expenses are recorded as encumbrances and, accordingly, 
as a reservation of fund balances at that date. 



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Deferred Revenue - Property taxes and other revenue that are 
measurable but not available have been classified as deferred 
revenue on June 3 0th. 

Encumbrances - Encumbrance accounting under which purchase 
orders, contracts and other commitments for the expenditure of 
funds are recorded in order to reserve that portion of the 
applicable appropriation, is employed in governmental funds. Open 
encumbrances at year-end are reported as reservations of fund 
balances . Encumbrances do not constitute expenditures or 
liabilities . 

Inventory - Inventory items (materials and supplies) are 
recorded as expenditures when purchased (purchase method) . 

General Fixed Assets - General fixed assets are recorded as 
expenditures in applicable governmental funds. The town does not 
capitalize the cost of general fixed assets in a general fixed 
asset account group which is consistent with the practice of many 
municipalities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

C. Total Columns 

Total columns on the combined statements are captioned 
Memorandum Only to indicate that they are presented only to 
facilitate financial analysis. Data in these columns do not 
present financial position, results of operations or changes in 
financial position in conformity with generally accepted 
accounting principles. Such data is not comparable to a 
consolidation since interfund eliminations have not been made. 

D. Retirement System 

The town contributes to the Middlesex Contributory 
Retirement System, a single employer plan, established under 
Chapter 3 2 of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts. Substantially all full-time and some part-time 
employees of the town except teachers and certain administrative 
personnel employed by the School Department, participate in the 
system. Benefits paid under the plan, referred to as retirement 
allowance, include both an annuity portion, funded principally 
from amounts contributed by the participants, and a pension 
portion funded by the town. 

The participants contribute a certain percentage of their 
compensation annually, determined by their date of employment. 
The employer contribution by the town as determined by the 
County's actuarial valuation normal cost plus the amortization of 
the original unfunded actuarial liability. 

Teachers and certain administrative employees of the School 
Department participate in a contributory retirement plan 
administered by the Massachusetts Teachers Retirement Board. 
Contributions to this plan are made entirely by the Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts, and therefore, the town does not contribute to 
the plan. 



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Departures from Generally Accepted Accounting Principles 

For years prior to 1985, the town presented its financial statements on 
the basis of accounting practices prescribed by the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, Department of Revenue. These practices differed in many 
significant respects from G.A.A.P. 

During 1981 the Commonwealth of Massachusetts issued a revised uniform 
municipal accounting system entitled U.M.A.S. The departures from 
G.A.A.P. under this revised system have been significantly narrowed. 
The town has adopted a modified U.M.A.S. for its financial statements. 

The significant departures from G.A.A.P. included in the Town of 
Wilmington's financial statements are: 

A. Retirement benefits are provided for in accordance with Chapter 32 
of the Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (see note ID) . 

B. General fixed asset acquisitions are recorded as expenditures at 
the time purchases are made rather than being capitalized in a 
general fixed asset group of accounts. 

C. Purchases for materials and supplies inventories are recorded as 
expenditures rather than assets at time of purchase. 

Long- term Debt 

State law permits the town to authorize indebtedness up to a limit of 5% 
of its equalized valuation. Debt issued in accordance with this state 
law is designated as being inside the debt limit. In addition, however, 
a town may authorize debt in excess of that limit for specific purposes. 
Such debt when issued, is designated as being outside the debt limit. 
The following summarized the annual debt service requirements as of June 
30, 1998. 



General Obligation Bonds 

Year ending June 30, Principal 



Interest 



Total 



1999 
2000 
2001 
2002 



665, 700 
590, 700 
450, 000 
225 , OOP 
1, 931, 400 



91, 984 
55, 545 
24, 244 
5. 512 
177, 285 



757 , 684 
646 , 245 
474, 244 
230 , 512 
2, 108, 685 



As of June 30, 1998, the town had authorized and unissued debt of 
$33,585,000 as outlined below. 



Comprehensive Middle School 
Public Safety Building 
Route 38 Corridor Sewer Project 
Raw Water Main Construction 



$ 25,600,000 

$ 6,000,000 

$ 985,000 

$ 1,000,000 



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T 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
COMBINED STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES AND CHANGES 
IN FUND BALANCES • ALL GOVERNMENTAL FUND TYPES 
AND EXPENDABLE TRUST FUNDS 
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1998 

FIduaarv 











Fund Types 


Total 




General 


Special 


Capital 


Expendable 


(Memorandum 






Revenue 


Pro|ects 


Trust 


Only) 


REVENUES 












General Property Taxes 


28.161,897 25 


00 






28.161.897 25 


Tax Liens 


122,41559 


132,336 53 






254.752 12 


Speaal Assessments 


53,770 10 


1,630 54 






55.400 64 


Exase 


2,190,581 59 


000 






2.190,581 59 


Penalties 


115,282 65 


0.00 






115.282 65 


Licenses and Permits 


347.51299 


000 




21,334 10 


368.847 09 


Intergovernmental 


5,299,758 50 


1.357.094 72 




1,022 65 


6.657,875 87 


Charges for Services 


1.640.279 16 


4,588.931 95 




328,319 34 


6,557,530 45 


Fines 


147.320 00 


00 






147,320 00 


Fees 


41.245 00 


00 






41,245 00 


Interest Earnings 


343.103 73 


12.525 99 




49,288 89 


404,918 61 


Other 


843.780 04 


216.638 50 


00 


1,113,941 28 


2.174.359 82 


Total Revenues 


39.306.946 60 


6,309.158 23 


00 


1,513,906 26 


47,130.01 1 09 


EXPENDITURES 












General Government 


1.150.583 32 


1,621 25 


610.250 04 


905,486 71 


2,667,941 32 


Public Safety 


4 399.349 31 


375.315 99 




279,953 81 


5,054,619 11 


Human Services 


574.656 69 


74.427 78 




9.015 10 


658,099 57 


Public Works 


3.917.263 51 


2.974.325 44 


28.073 31 


6.411 00 


6,926,073 26 


Community Development 


472,708 23 


237.61548 






710,323 71 


Building Maintenance 


2.123.568 39 


9.459 52 




45 717 86 


2,178,745 77 


Education 


18.515,450 18 


1.779,576 92 




139.306 45 


20.434,333 55 


Reaeation 


95,387 56 


388.638 24 






484,025 80 


Veterans' Services 


15.024 74 


0.00 






15.024 74 


Debt and Interest 


1.060.276 25 


0.00 






1.060.276 25 


Unclassified 


3.384.783 38 


0.00 






3.384.783 38 


Statutory Charges 


2.979.077 43 


000 






2,979.077 43 


Capital Outlay 


316.39015 


214.023 96 






530.414 11 


Warrant Articles 


61.836 70 


00 


000 


00 


61.836 70 


Total Expenditures 


39.066.355 84 


6,055.004 58 


638.323 35 


1.385.890 93 


47.145.574 70 


Excess (defiaency) of 












Revenues over Expenditures 


240.590 76 


254,153 65 


(638.323 35) 


128,015 33 


(15.563 61) 


OTHER FINANCIAL SOURCES (USES) 












Proceeds of General Obligation Bonds 






2.000.000 00 




2,000,000 00 


Operating Transfers In 


855.363 00 


10.000 00 






865.363 00 


Operating Transfers Out 


(10.000 00) 


(840.363 00) 




(15.000 00) 


(865.363 00) 


State and County Charges 










00 


Total Other Financing Sources (Uses) 


845.363 00 


(830.363 00) 


2.000,000 00 


(15.000 00) 


2.000.000 00 


Excess/Defiaency of Revenues 












and Other Finanang Sources 












over Expenditures and Other Uses 


1,085.953 76 


(576,209 35) 


1,361,676 65 


113.015 33 


1.984.436 39 


Fund Balance July 1, 1997 


3 234.768 84 


2.508.263 61 


213,749 97 


1.315.034 62 


7.271.817 04 


Pnor Penod Ad|ustment 


000 


205.064 04 




(205.064 04) 


00 


Inaease in Provision for 












Abatements and Exemptions 


(285.487 32) 








(285.487 32) 


Fund Balance June 30 1998 


4,035,235 28 


2.137.118 30 


1,575,426 62 


1.222.985 91 


8,970,766 11 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
SCHEDULE OF BUDGETARY BASIS STATEMENT OF 
REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES BUDGET AND ACTUAL - GENERAL FUND 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1998 





GENERAL 


GENERAL 


GENERAL 




BUDGET 


ACTUAL 


VARIANCE 


REVENUES: 








General Property Taxes 


28,887,527 


28,465,895 


(421,632) 


Special Assessments 


15,000 


53,770 


38,770 


Excise 


1,900,000 


2,190,582 


290,582 


Penalties 


155,000 


115,283 


(39,717) 


Licenses and Permits 


312,500 


347,513 


35,013 


Intergovernmental 


5,402,047 


5,299,758 


(102,289) 


Charges for Sen/ices 


1,834,811 


1,640,279 


(194,532) 


Fines 


170,000 


147,320 


(22,680) 


Fees 


50,000 


41,245 


(8,755) 


Interest Earnings 


280,000 


343,104 


63,104 


Other 


593,000 


843,780 


250,780 


Total Revenues 


39,599,885 


39,488,529 


(111.356) 


OTHER FINANCING SOURCES; 








Operating Transfers 


855,363 


845,363 


(10,000) 


Total Other Financing Sources 


855,363 


845,363 


(10,000) 


Total Revenue and Other 








Financing Sources 


40,455,248 


40,333,892 


(121,356) 


EXPENDITURES; 








General Government 


1,155,257 


1,149,644 


5,613 


Public Safety 


4,438,531 


4,421,987 


16,544 


Human Services 


580,294 


578,798 


1,496 


Public Works 


4,220,629 


4,124,695 


95,934 


Community Development 


476,332 


474,008 


2,324 


Building Maintenance 


2,132,130 


2,130,937 


1,193 


Education 


18,213,623 


18,213,623 





Recreation 


95,989 


95,388 


601 


Veterans Services 


20,723 


15,025 


5,698 


Debt and Interest 


1,067,191 


1,060,276 


6,915 


Unclassified 


3,847,775 


3,561,727 


286,048 


Statutory Charges 


3,687,394 


3,665,534 


21,860 


Capital Outlay 


275,973 


275,973 





Warrant Articles 


166,950 


165,900 


1,050 


Total Expenditures 


40,378,791 


39,933,515 


445,278 


Excess (deficiency) of 








Revenues over Expenditures 


76,457 


400,377 






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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
COMBINED BALANCE SHEET - SPECIAL REVENUE ACCOUNTS 
JUNE 30, 1998 



ASSETS 

CASH 

RECEIVABLES: 
GENERAL PROPERTY TAXES 
LESS PROV FOR ABATES 
& EXEMPTIONS 
TAX LIENS 

TAX FORECLOSURES 

MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE 

DEPARTMENTAL 

BETTERMENTS 

USER CHARGES 
DUE FROM OTHER GOVTS 
AMOUNTS TO BE PROVIDED FOR: 

RETIRE OF LONG TERM DEBT 

TOTAL ASSETS 
LIABILITIES & FUND BALANCE 

LIABILITIES 

WARRANTS PAYABLE 

DEFERRED REVENUE: 
GENERAL PROPERTY TAXES 
OTHER ACCTS RECEIVABLE 

NOTES PAYABLE 

PAYROLL WITHHOLDINGS 

TOTAL LIABILITIES 

FUND BALANCE 
RES FOR ENCUMBRANCES 
RES. FOR SPEC PURPOSE 

RES FOR DEF TEACHERS 
UNRESERVED-UNDESIGNATED 

TOTAL FUND BALANCE 

TOTAL LIABILITIES 
& FUND BALANCE 



RESERVED FOR REVOLVING 
GRANTS GIFTS APPROPRIATION FUNDS 



(577,827.25) 8,801.43 



487,306.01 



(90,521.24) 8,801 43 



8,668.27 



487.306.01 



495,974.28 0.00 



(586,495.52) 8,801.43 
(585,495 52) 8,801 43 

(90,521.24) 8,801.43 



TOTAL 
(MEMORANDUM 
WATER ONLY) 



328,907.75 471,779 11 2,009,830.00 



383,295.56 



328,907 75 471,779.11 2,393,125.56 



19,794 11 75,910.36 



383,295.56 



0.00 19,794.11 459,205.92 



740,839.60 



2,241,491.04 



383,295 56 
487,306.01 



3,112,092.61 



104,372 74 



870,601 57 



974.974.31 



740,839 60 



328,907.75 451,985.00 1.193,080.04 1,396,278.70 
328.907 75 451,985 00 1,933,919.64 2,137,118 30 

328,907.75 471,779 11 2,393,125 56 3,112,092 61 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 






1 




COMBINED STATEMENT OF REVENUES. EXPENDITURES AND CHANGES 










IN FUND BALANCES - SPECIAL REVENUE FUND 












FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1998 












Grants 


Gifts 


Reserved for 


Revolving 


Water 












Appropnation 


Funds 








REVENUES: 
















General Property Taxes 












00 




Tax Liens 












1 Ot,OOD J J 




Speaal Assessments 












1 ,DJU D^ 




Exase 












00 




Penalties 












0.00 




Licenses and Pernnits 












U UU 




Intergovernmental 








103.512 33 




1,357,094,72 




Cliarges for Services 








1.733.346 48 


2,855,585 47 


4,588,931 95 




Fines 












00 




Fees 












00 




Interest Earnings 


Z,0/ 1 Oc 


49 


J,0OJ DO 






12,525 99 




Other 


17.378 96 


1.326 42 


68.927 38 


68.193 40 


60,812 34 


216,638 50 




Total Revenues 


1,273,633 17 


1.326 91 


78.781 06 


1,905,052 21 


0,UJU,OD*« 00 


"kCiQ 1 (^A 9"^ 
D,0U3, 1 DO C.O 




EXPENDITURES 
















General Government 


1.621 25 










1 1 £X> 




Public Safety 


349,294 49 


1.027 64 




24,993 86 




Of 0,0 13 ^9 




Human Services 


36,273 44 


33.867 38 




4,286 96 




7 A A'Yl 7Q 




Public Works 


1 A7P. Qftn 




A CQC KC 
*t.OOO 




1 AH7 7Q1 C^T. 






Community Development 


226,897 50 




10,71798 






n07 C.AC. AO 
^0/ ,01 'to 




Building Maintenance 












Q *^9 




Education 


•aoc Oil? AC 






1,394,329 46 




1 77Q c;7C QT 




Reaealion 








388,63824 




388.638 24 




Veterans' Services 












0.00 




Debt and Interest 












0.00 




Unclassified 












0.00 




Statutory Charges 












00 




Capital Outlay 










214.023 96 


214,023 96 




Warrant Articles 


00 


00 


00 


00 


00 


00 




Total Expenditures 


2.4/6,31473 


n i one /Ti 

34.895 02 


15,304 54 


1,826,674 70 


1 ./ ui .0 1 u.oy 


e ncc r\rtA cq 
D,UjD.UU*t 30 




Excess (defiaency) of 
















Revenues over Expenditures 


(1.202.681 56) 


(33.568 11) 


63,476 52 


78,377 51 


1,348,549 29 


254,153 65 




OTHER FINANCIAL SOURCES (USES) 
















Proceeds of General Obligation Bonds 












0,00 




Operating Transfers In 


10.000 00 










10,000 00 




Operating Transfers Out 






(189,670 00) 




(650,693 00) 


(840,363 00) 




Slate and County Charges 












00 




Total Other Flnanang Sources (Uses) 


10,000 00 


00 


(189,670,00) 


00 


(550,693 00) 


(830,363 00) 




Excess/Defiaency of Revenues 
















and Other Finanang Sources 
















over Expenditures and Other Uses 


(1,192.681 56) 


(33.568 11) 


(126.193 48) 


78,377 51 




/C7C OAQ -ac\ 




Fund Balance July 1. 1997 


204.998 55 


47.576 94 


641.315 69 


378,309 08 


1,236,063 35 


2,508.263 61 




Pnor Penod Adjustment 


401.187 49 


(5.207 40) 


(186.214 46) 


(4,701 59) 




205.064 04 




Increase in Provision for 
















Abatements and Exemptions 
















Fund Balance June 30, 1998 


(586.495 52) 


8.801 43 


328.907 75 


451,985 00 


1,933,919 64 


2.137.118 30 








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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 

SCHEDULE OF GENERAL FUND 
APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FISCAL YEAR 1998 







AMT CFWD TO 


TRANSFER & 






AMT CFWD TO 








FY 98 FROM 


APPROPRIATION EXPENDITURES 




FY 9Q FROIWI 


n n<^ii\if^ 

V.'LwOtINO 






FISCAL 1997 


rIoOAL lyyt) 


riboAL lyyo 


BALANCE 


FISCAL 1998 


BALANCE 


GENERAL GOVERNMENT 














SeieclmGn 


Salaries 


00 


2,400 00 


2.400 00 


00 


00 


00 


Selectmen 


Expenses 


00 


11,550 00 


1 1 ,530 96 


19 04 


00 


19 04 






000 


13.950 00 


13 930 96 


19 04 


00 


19 04 


Plof tmnc 
CIcLllUllo 


Salaries 


00 


9,000 00 


9,000 00 


00 


00 


00 


Elections 


Constable 


000 


100 00 


100 00 


000 


00 


00 


Elections 


Expenses 


00 


2,900 00 


2,887 60 


12 40 


000 


12 40 


Elections 


Furnisti & Equip 


000 


7 son on 


9 son nn 


00 


00 


n nn 

u uu 






00 


14.500 00 


14,487 60 


12 40 


00 


12 40 


Registrars 


Salaries 


000 


1 ,650 00 


1,650 00 


0.00 


00 


000 


Registrars 


Expenses 


000 


4,350 00 


4.135 78 


214 22 


167 72 


46 50 






00 


6.000 00 


5,785 78 


214 22 


167 72 


46 50 


Finance Comm 


Salaries 


000 


900 00 


496 57 


403 43 


000 


403 43 


Finance Comnn 


Expenses 


000 


6,385 00 


6,350 50 


34 50 


00 


34 50 






000 


/ ,zoj uu 


u,o**/ u* 


437 93 


000 


437 93 


Town Manager 


Salary-Town Manager 


000 


85,612 15 


85,612 15 


00 


00 


00 


Tn\A/n Man^npr 


Salaries-Other 


000 


215.522 00 


213,317 62 


2,204 38 


00 


2,204 38 


Town Manager 


Expenses 


97 60 


48,185 00 


48,150 04 


132 56 


00 


132 56 






97 60 




"^47 n7Q ai 


2,336 94 


0.00 


2,336 94 


Town Accountant 


Sal-Town Accountant 


000 


62,796 13 


62.796 13 


00 


000 


000 


Town Accountant 


Salaries-Ottier 


00 


108,611 14 


108,611 14 


00 


00 


0.00 


Town Accountant 


Expenses 


00 


2,385 00 


1,906 11 


478 89 


00 


478 89 






000 


17? 7Q9 97 

110,1 i3C CI 


17'^ ?n ■^fi 


478 89 


00 


478 89 


Treas/Collector 


Sal-Treas/Collector 


000 


48,935 00 


48,608 72 


326 28 


00 


326 28 


Treas/Collectof 


Salaries-Other 


000 


103.064 76 


103,064 76 


00 


00 


00 


Treas/Collector 


Expenses 


000 


30.100 00 


30,100 00 


00 


00 


00 






000 


182 099 76 


181,773 48 


3,648 04 


00 


326.28 


Town Clerk 


Salary-Town Clerk 


000 


54,082 84 


54,082 84 


00 


00 


00 


Town Clerk 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


46.067 38 


46.067 38 


00 


000 


000 


Town Clerk 


Expenses 


000 


1 ,780 00 


1,523 27 


256 73 


00 


256 73 






u uu 


101,930 22 


101,673 49 


1 Q97 QS 

1 ,yzr 


n nn 
u uu 


9Sfi 7"^ 


Assessors 


Sal-Prin Assessor 


n rvi 

U Uu 


65,901 47 


65,901 47 


00 


00 


00 


Assessors 


Salaries-Other 


00 


64,739 17 


64,739 17 


00 


00 


00 


Assessors 


Expenses 


39,566 83 


98,100 00 


99,109 35 


38,557 48 


38,557 48 


00 


Assessors 


Furnish & Equip 


000 


190 00 


176 06 


13 94 


00 


13 94 




39,566 83 


228.930 64 


229,926 05 


41.111 06 


38,557 48 


13 94 


Town Counsel 


Contractual Services 


00 


75,000 00 


75,000 00 


00 


000 


00 






0.00 


75,000 00 


75,000 00 


00 


000 


00 


Permanent BIdg Com 


Salaries 


00 


2,350 00 


765 70 


1,584 30 


00 


1,584 30 


Permanent BIdg Com 


Expenses 


000 


100 00 


00 


100 00 


000 


100 00 


000 


2,450 00 


765 70 


1,684 30 


000 


1,684 30 


General Government Subtotal 


39.664 43 


1,155,257.04 


1,150.583 32 


51.87077 


38,725 20 


5,61295 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON. MASSACHUSETTS 
SCHEDULE OF GENERAL FUND 
APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FISCAL YEAR 1998 







AM 1 OrWU 1 U 


TRANSFERS, 






AM 1 LrWL) 1 U 








FY 98 FROM 


APPROPRIATION EXPENDITURES 




rY yy hKOM 


CLOSING 






FISCAL 199/ 


PIQPAI IQQfl 




DAI A M/^C 


ribCAL lyyo 


BALANCE 


PROTECTION OF PERSONS & PROPERTY 














Police 


Salary-Chief 


U.UU 


7Q 7fiQ (^1 
/ 3, / D3 1 


7Q 7fiQ fi1 


u uu 


u uu 


U UU 


Police 


Sal -Dep Chief 


U.UU 


63,324 34 


63,324 34 


u uu 


u uu 


U UU 


Police 


Sal -Lieut 


0,00 


116.582 49 


116,582 49 


00 


00 


00 


Police 


Sal -Sgts 


0.00 


285.916 65 


285,916 65 


00 


00 


00 


Police 


Sal -Patrolmen 


0.00 


1,171.898 32 


1,171,898 32 


00 


00 


00 


Police 


Sal -Clerical 


0.00 


60,565 91 


60,565,91 


00 


00 


00 


Police 


Sal -Dispatchers 


0.00 


19,803 00 


19.803 00 


00 


00 


00 


Police 


Sal -Fill In Costs 


0.00 


251,792 80 


251,792 80 


00 


0.00 


00 


Police 


Sal -Pd Holidays 


0.00 


75,960 65 


75,96065 


00 


000 


00 


Police 


Sal -Specialist 


000 


10,700 00 


9.000 00 


1,700 00 


00 


1.700 00 


Police 


Sal -Incentive 


0.00 


38,400 00 


38.400 00 


00 


00 


00 


Police 


Sal -Night Diff 


0.00 


32.760 00 


32,760 00 


00 


00 


00 


Police 


Expenses 


245 28 


152.832 00 


153,077 28 


00 


00 


00 


Police 


oILK LcdVc DUyUdL^ 


00 


13,240 00 


11,556 15 


1,683 85 


00 


1.683 85 


Police 


Furnish & Equip 


000 


15.818 00 


00 


15,818 00 


15,027 00 


791 00 






245 28 


2.389,363 77 


2,370,407 20 


19,201 85 


1 5 027 00 


4.174 85 


Fire Dept 


Sal -Chief 


00 


74,414 24 


74,414 24 


00 


00 


00 


Fire Dept 


Sal -Dep Chief 


00 


70,902 91 


70,902 91 


00 


00 


00 


Fire Dept 


Sal -Lieut 


000 


237,309 00 


237,165 63 


143 37 


00 


143 37 


Fire Dept 


Sal -Privates 


00 


1,093.568 77 


1,093,568 77 


00 


000 


00 


Fire Dept 


Sal -Clerk/Disptch 


00 


59,621 00 


55,666 27 


3,954 73 


00 


3,954 73 


Fire Dept 


Sal -Pari Time 


00 


7,000 00 


6,300 00 


700 00 


00 


/ uu uu 


Fire Dept 


Sal -Overtime Costs 


00 


175.000 00 


175,000 00 


00 


00 


00 


Fire Dept 


bai -rO noiiaays 


00 


77.830 15 


77.830 15 


0,00 


0,00 


000 


Fire Dept 


Col 1 n^ont i\(q/C- h^T 

odi •lilLclUlvc/Civi 1 


00 


76.175 00 


75,126 08 


1,048 92 


00 


1,048 92 


Fire Dept 


Sal -0 T Fire Alarm 


00 


12,280 00 


12,280 00 


00 


00 


00 


Fire Dept 


Expenses 


1.154 75 


71 .800 00 


70 1 AO 

('2,871 08 


8367 


00 


83 67 


nre Ucpi 


OILK Lcdvc Duyudl^K 


00 


22.674 00 


20,698 09 


1,975 91 


00 


1,975 91 




PiirniQh A Pniiin 


11,898.10 


jy.yuu uu 


oU,Ooy oD 


20,908 45 


20,908 45 


(0 00) 






13.052 85 


2,018,475 07 


2.002,712 87 


28.815 05 


20.908 45 


7.906 60 


Animsl Control 


Salaries 


00 


24,092 38 


24,092 38 


00 


00 


00 


Animal Control 


Cont Services 


00 


6,000 00 


1.725 25 


4.274 75 


00 


4.274 75 


Animal Control 


Expenses 


00 


600 00 


411 61 


188 39 


00 


188 39 






000 


30 692 38 


26 229 24 


4.463 14 


00 


4,463 14 


Prot Persons & 


Prop Subtotal 


13,298 13 


4.438.531 22 


4,399.349 31 


52,480 04 


35.935 45 


16,544 59 


PUBLIC WORKS 
















Engineering Div 


Salaries 


00 


123.583 80 


123,583 80 


00 


00 


00 


Engineering Div 


Salaries-Part Time 


00 


38.780 00 


38.780 00 


00 


00 


00 


Engineering Div 


Expenses 


661 24 


3,650 00 


1,997 48 


2,313 76 


19,55 


2.294 21 






661 24 


166,013 80 


164.361 28 


6,283 56 


19 55 


2.294 21 


Highway Division 


Sal-D PW Supt 


00 


119,049 47 


119,049 47 


00 


00 


00 


Highway Division 


Salaries-Other 


00 


937.497 10 


937,497 10 


00 


00 


00 


Highway Division 


Stream Maint Sal 


0,00 


15.200 00 


15,024 00 


176 00 


00 


176 00 


Highway Division 


Stream Maint Exp 


00 


2.500 00 


117 03 


2,382 97 


00 


2,382 97 


Highway Division 


Expenses 


22,779 69 


172,890 00 


169,583 63 


26,086 06 


8,877 91 


17,208 15 


Highway Division 


Rd ^lach Exp 


4.432 15 


65,000 00 


54,199 30 


15,232 85 


3.756,59 


11.476.26 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
SCHEDULE OF GENERAL FUND 
APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FISCAL YEAR 1998 







AWT rF\A/n TD 


TRANSFERS 






Mlvi 1 L/r WU 1 U 








FY 98 FROM 


APPROPRIATION EXPENDITURES 




FY 99 FROM 


CLOSING 






FISCAL 1997 


FISCAL 1998 


FISCAL 1998 


BALANCE 


FISCAL 1998 


BALANCE 


Hinhu/av Hiuision 

r iiy 1 ■ wa T i ■ uiwi i 


Fuel & Other 


00 


l/;4,oJU UU 


lUb,D4o y/ 


18,281 03 


18,281 03 


00 


Highway Division 


Drainage Projects 


18,132 18 


20.000 00 


27,888 16 


10,244 02 


00 


10,244 02 


Highway Division 


Public St Lights 


17,250 23 


208,780 00 


196,626 98 


29,403 25 


142 50 


29,260 75 


Highway Division 


Chapter 90M 


26,980 84 


00 


26,980 84 


00 


00 


00 


Highway Division 


Chapter 81 M 


51.010.53 


70,000 00 


41,821 61 


79,188 92 


79,188 92 


00 


Highway Division 


Furnish & Equip 


000 


29,600 00 


25,11701 


4,482 99 


00 


4,482 99 






1 AD fiA*^ RO 
1 hU,003 D£ 


1,765,346 57 


1,720,454 10 


loD,**/ uy 


1 1 A 0/C AC 

iiu.^ib yo 


75.231 14 


Snow & Ice Control 


Salaries 


000 


93,411 00 


93.291 99 


11901 


00 


11901 


Snow & Ice Control 


Expenses 


000 


153.245 00 


140.499 19 


12,745 81 


12,745 81 


(0 00) 






000 


246,656 00 


233,791 18 


12 864 82 


12,745 81 


11901 


Highway Division 


Rubbish Collection 


000 


1,DJZ,^Z4 DO 


i,jyu.y4y uo 


241,275 55 


241,275 55 


000 






000 


1,632,224 58 


1,390949 03 


241,275 55 


241,275 55 


00 


Tree Division 


Salaries 


00 


89,713 00 


89,713 00 


00 


000 


00 


Tree Division 


Expenses 


Do OD 


9,39500 


6,140 05 


OAfl CA 

.3, out) DU 


A AA 
U UU 


OAO CA 

J. JUo bU 






5365 


99,108.00 


95.853 05 


3,308 60 


00 


3,308 60 


Parks & Grounds Div 


Salaries 


U UU 


146 935 00 


1 46 Q35 00 

1 *tV^,^vJ%/ \J\J 


A AA 

U UU 


A AA 
U UU 


A AA 
U UU 


Parks & Grounds Div 


Expenses 


0,044 03 




3fi "KJi 7fi 


CCA AO 

^ DOy yj 


A AA 
U UU 


CCA AO 

^,Dby yj 






8.544 69 


4 77 OOC ATI 


1 QO OAQ 7C 


2,569 93 


000 


2.569 93 


Cemetery Division 


Salaries 


000 


118.1S505 


118.195 05 


000 


00 


00 


Cemetery Division 


Expenses 


7.010 75 


15,750 00 


10,350 06 


12.41069 


00 


12.410 69 




7.010 75 


133,945 05 


128.545 11 


14,359 74 


00 


12,410 69 


Public Works Subtotal 


156.855.95 


4,220.62900 


3.917,263 51 


466,140 29 


364,287 86 


95,933 58 


COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 














Board of Health 


Salary-Director 


000 


53.837 50 


53,837 50 


00 


000 


000 


Board o( Health 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


111.594 16 


111,594 16 


000 


00 


00 


Board of Health 


Expenses 


0.00 


7.090 00 


6,87348 


216 52 


000 


216 52 


Board of Health 


Mental Health 


000 


18.400 00 


18,39996 


04 


00 


04 


Board of Health 


Furnish & Equip 


000 


1 MS no 




000 


00 


00 






000 


192,216 DO 


192,000 10 


1.752 22 


000 


216 56 


Sealer/Wghl & Meas 


Salaries 


000 


4.060 00 


4,059 96 


04 


00 


04 


Sealer/Wght & Meas 


Expenses 


000 


on rv\ 
OU UU 


U UU 


80 00 


000 


80 00 




000 


4,140 00 


4 059 96 


80 04 


000 


80 04 


Planning/Conservation 


Salary -Direclof 


0.00 


56,500 21 


56,500 21 


00 


000 


00 


Planning/Conservation 


Salaries-Other 


000 


96,031 34 


96,031 34 


00 


000 


000 


Planning/Conservation 


Expenses 


850 00 


11,000 00 


9,55962 


2.290 38 


1,650 00 


640 38 






850 00 


163,531 55 


162,091 17 


6.509 93 


1 650 00 


640 38 


BIdg Inspector 


Sal-Bldg Inspector 


000 


45,151 43 


45 151 43 


00 


00 


00 


BIdg Inspector 


Salaries-Other 


000 


66.252 00 


66,252 00 


00 


00 


000 


BIdg Inspector 


Expenses 


1,000 00 


4.81500 


3.153 57 


2.661 43 


1 500 00 


1,161 43 


BIdg Inspector 


Furnish & Equip 


000 


22500 


000 


225 00 


00 


22500 






1,000 00 


116,44343 


114,557 00 


2.886 43 


1,500 00 


1,386 43 


Community Development Subtotal 


1,85000 


476,331 64 


472.708 23 


11,228 62 


3,150 00 


2,323 41 



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SCHEDULE OF GENERAL FUND 
APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FISCAL YEAR 1998 







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DAI AMPC 


PUBLIC BUILDINGS 
















Public Buildings 


Sal-Superintendent 


00 


73,579 52 


73,579 52 


00 


00 


00 


Public Buildings 


Salaries-Other 


u uu 


1 ,H \ J, ODD 00 


1 ,** 1 0,oD0 00 


n nn 
u uu 


n nn 
u uu 


n nn 
u uu 


Public Buildings 


Fuel Heating 


4,561 77 


225,000 00 


229,561 77 


00 


00 


00 


Public Buildings 


Electric-Tovi^n BIdgs 


00 


103,000 00 


98,094 06 


4,905 94 


4,905 94 


00 


Public Buildings 


Utilities-Town BIdgs 


00 


64,000 00 


62,926 51 


1,073 49 


00 


1,073 49 


Public Buildings 


Expenses-Tovi^n BIdgs 


114 50 


65,600 00 


65,565 99 


148 51 


28 85 


119 66 


Public Buildings 


Expenses-School BIdgs 


00 


126,885 00 


126,885 00 


00 


00 


00 


Public Buildings 


Furn & Equip 


00 


00 


00 


000 


00 


00 


Public Buildings 


Asbestos Repair 


00 


3,500 00 


3.396 70 


103.30 


103 30 


000 


Public Buildings 


Roof Repairs 


00 


11,200 00 


9,906 46 


1,293 54 


1,293 54 


00 


Public Buildings 


HVAC Repairs 


0.00 


44,000 00 


38,286 53 


5,713 47 


5,713 47 


000 






4,67627 


2,132,130 37 


2,123,568 39 


13,238 25 


12,045 10 


1,193.15 


Public Buildings Subtotal 


4,676,27 


2.132,130.37 


2,123.568 39 


13.238 25 


12,045.10 


1,193 15 


HUMAN SERVICES 
















Veterans 


Salary 


u uu 


R n99 HA 


R n99 Ri 


n nn 
u uu 


n nn 
u uu 


n nn 
u uu 


Veterans 


Expenses 


00 


1,700 00 


1,667 90 


32 10 


00 


32 10 


Veterans 


Assistance 


00 


13,000 00 


7,334 00 


5.666 00 


000 


5.666 00 






00 


20.722 84 


15,024 74 


5,720 94 


00 


5.698 10 


Library 


Salary-Director 


n nn 

u uu 


41 741 ?n 

H i ,1 HJ JU 


41 74"^ "^n 

H 1 , / M J ou 


00 


00 


00 


Library 


Salaries-Other 


00 


291.586 18 


291,586 18 


0,00 


00 


00 


Library 


Expenses 


00 


89,405 00 


89.079 47 


325 53 


320 00 


553 


Library 


Furn & Equip 


000 


8.200 00 


6,631 62 


1,568 38 


1,563 00 


538 




u uu 




49Q n4n 


1 ,oyo y 1 


1 Rfl'^ nn 

1 ,0o>j uu 


in Qi 

lu y 1 


Recreation 


Salary-Director 


00 


58,408 68 


58.408 68 


00 


00 


00 


Recreation 


Salaries-Other 


00 


34,880 00 


34,332 66 


547 34 


00 


547 34 


Recreation 


Expenses 


0.00 


2,700 00 


2,646 22 


53.78 


000 


5378 






00 


95,988 68 


95,387 56 


2,243 80 


00 


601 12 


Elderly Services 


Salary-Director 


00 


49,803 15 


49,803 15 


000 


00 


00 


Elderly Services 


Salaries-Other 


00 


45,491 00 


45,479 78 


11 22 


00 


11 22 


Elderly Services 


Expenses 


000 


34,265 00 


33,34444 


920.56 


000 


920 56 






00 


129.559 15 


128,627 37 


4,606.93 


00 


931 78 


Historical Comm 


Salaries 


00 


900 00 


808 00 


92 00 


00 


92 00 


Historical Comm 


Expenses 


463 38 


18.150 00 


15,892 04 


2.721 34 


2.721 34 


0.00 






463 38 


19.050 00 


16,700 04 


2.813 34 


2.721 34 


92 00 


Handicapped Comm 


Salaries 


00 


500 00 


248 00 


252 00 


000 


252 00 


Handicapped Comm 


Expenses 


00 


250 00 


40 71 


209 29 


00 


209 29 






00 


750 00 


288 71 


461 29 


00 


461 29 


Human Services Subtotal 


463 38 


697,005 15 


685,068 99 


17,740 21 


4,604 34 


7,795 20 


EDUCATION 
















School Dept 


Salaries 


00 


13,420,966 14 


13,420,966 14 


00 


00 


00 


School Dept 


Expenses 


594.128 69 


3.038,628 86 


3,340,456 04 


292,301 51 


292,301 51 


(0 00) 






594,128 69 


16,459,595 00 


16,761,422 18 


292,301 51 


292,301 51 


(0 00) 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
SCHEDULE OF GENERAL FUND 
APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FISCAL YEAR 1998 





MM 1 OrWU 1 U 


TRANSFERS 






AMT CFWD TO 






r I 30 r KUM 


APPROPRIATION EXPENDITURES 




FY 99 FROM 


CLOSING 




CICPAI 1QQ7 


FISCAL 1998 


FISCAL 1998 


BALANCE 


FISCAL 1998 


BALANCE 


Regional Vocational Shawsheen Vocational 


00 


1,754.028 00 


1.754.028.00 


000 


00 


n nn 

U UU 




00 


1,754,028 00 


1,754.028 00 


00 


000 


000 


Education Subtotal 


594,128 69 


18,213,623 00 


18.515.450 18 


292 301 51 


oQo ini M 


ff\ nn\ 
(U UU) 


DEBT SERVICE 














USUI a inicfcot ouiiUUIb 


00 


1 10 Q9fi on 


1 in Q9fi nn 


u uu 


U UU 


00 


UcDl & inicfcSt well oUVciillllciU 


00 


*it.\J.£.£.\J \J\J 


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U.UU 


n nn 
U UU 


00 


UGDi a inisresi oewci 


00 




1 yj.OjO / J 


n 0^ 


n nn 
U UU 


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n nn 
U UU 


00 


00 


U6DI & iniGrcSi Muin rees a iviisc 




7 nnn nn 


fl*! '^n 


D.y 14 DU 


00 


6,914 50 




000 


1,067,191 00 


1,060,276 25 


6.914 75 


000 


6,91475 


Debt & Interest Subtotal 


000 


1,067,191 00 


1,060,276 25 


6,914 75 


00 


6,914 75 


UNCLASSIFIED 














Veterans' Retirement 


000 


30,634 00 


30,048 28 


585 72 


00 


585 72 


Employ Retire Unused Sick Leave 


6,82001 


61.665 72 


68,485 73 


(0 00) 


00 


(0 00) 


Medicare Employers' Contribution 


000 


160,841 77 


160,841 77 


00 


00 


00 


Salary Ad] &Add Costs 


000 


16,292 67 


13.485 29 


2,807 38 


00 


2,807 38 


Local Trans/Training ConI 


000 


7.500 00 


4.083 25 


3,416 75 


00 


3.416 75 


Out of State Travel 


000 


1,000 00 


202 22 


797 78 


00 


797 78 


Pnmniitpr Harrluuarp A Softwsrp 














Maint & Expenses 


1,515 25 


87.190 00 


74,132 27 


14,572 98 


14.572 98 


(0 00) 


Microfilm Projects 


2,000 00 


1.000 00 


00 


3,000 00 


3.000 00 


000 


Annual Audit 


000 


15,000 00 


13,900 00 


1,100 00 


00 


1,100 00 


Ambulance Billing 


000 


12,000 00 


8,149 00 


3,851 00 


00 


3,851 00 


Town Report 


poo 


6.500 00 


5.452 50 


1,047 50 


00 


1,047 50 


Sewer Maintenance 


000 


123.967 00 


72,805 02 


51.161 98 


51.161 98 


(0 00) 


Professional & Tecti Services 


42500 


20.000 00 


7,46207 


12.962 93 


12,962 93 


00 


Sctiool Medicaid Billing 


000 


00 


00 


00 


00 


00 


Deferred Teachers Salaries 


000 


106,527 00 


00 


106,527 00 


00 


106,527 00 


Reserve Fund 


00 


165,915 00 


00 


165,915 00 


00 


165.915 00 


Insurance & Bonds 


7.500 00 


379,100 00 


325,530 50 


61,069 50 


61.069 50 


00 


Employee Healtti & Life Insurance 


111.039 44 


2 652 642 32 


2 600 205 48 


163 476 28 


163.476 28 


(0 DO) 


Unclassified Subtotal 


129,299 70 


3,847.775 48 


3 384 783 38 


384,141 96 


306,243 67 


286.048 13 


STATUTORY CHARGES 














Amt Cert Coll Tax Title 


000 


20.000 00 


19,107 43 


892 57 


000 


892 57 


Current Year Overlay 


000 


650,000 00 


000 


650,000 00 


650.000 00 


00 


Retirement Contributions 


000 


1,137,586 00 


1,147.528 00 


{9.942.00) 


00 


(9,942 00) 


County Retirement Tax 


00 


48,000 00 


44,868 00 


3.132 00 


000 


3.132 00 


Offset Items 


000 


36,457 00 


000 


36.457 00 


36,457 00 


00 


Special Education 


000 


1,000 00 


5.570 00 


(4,570 00) 


00 


(4.570 00) 


Mass Bay Trans Autti 


00 


427,350 00 


410.227 00 


17,123 00 


00 


17.123 00 


MAPC (Ch 688 of 1963) 


000 


4.621 00 


4.526 00 


95 00 


00 


95 00 


Excise Tax (Cti 727 of 1962) 


000 


13.120 00 


8,220 00 


4,900 00 


00 


4 900 00 


Metro Air Poll Cont Dist 


000 


5.242 00 


5.368 00 


(126 00) 


00 


(126 00) 


Mosquito Control Program 


000 


28.253 00 


25.935 00 


2,318 00 


00 


2.318 00 


M W R A Sewer Assessment 


000 


1.312.165 00 


1.307.728 00 


4,437 00 


000 


4,437 00 


Criminal Justice Training 


000 


3.600 00 


000 


3.600 00 


000 


3,600 00 


Statutory Charges Subtotal 


000 


3.687.394 00 


2,979,077 43 


708.316 57 


686,457 00 


21,859 57 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON. MASSACHUSETTS 
SCHEDULE OF GENERAL FUND 
APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FISCAL YEAR 1998 







AMT CFWD TO 


TRANSFERS 






AMT CFWD TO 








ri yo rKUM 


APPROPRIATION EXPENDITURES 




r Y ay r KUM 


CLOSING 






FISCAL 1997 


FISCAL 1998 


FISCAL 1998 


BALANCE 


FISCAL 1998 


BALANCE 


CAPITAL OUTLAY 
















Police Dept 


Cruisers 




Ri ^fin nn 


M 3Rn no 


u uu 


n nn 
u uu 


n nn 
UUU 


Highway Div 


Pickup Trucks 


n nn 


?fi ?ofi on 


28 7nfi nn 


u uu 


n nn 
u uu 


n nn 
U.UU 


Highway Div 


Resurlace M S Track 


n nn 
u uu 


19 000 no 


1 9 onn on 


n nn 
u uu 


U UU 


f\ f\r\ 
U UU 


Highway Div 


Rotary Movrer 


0/ ,yDj uu 


00 


57 9fi5 nn 


n nn 
u uu 


n nn 
U UU 


n nn 
U UU 


Public Buildings 


Pickup Trucks 


n nn 
u uu 


40 T^7 nn 


4n 737 nn 

HU, 1 Ol \J\J 


n nn 
u uu 


n nn 
U UU 


n nn 
U UU 


Public Buildings 


West School Roof 


*t,/UD ol 


00 


1,515 19 


1Q1 Ifl 

J. 1 9 1 to 


o.iyi 10 


n nn 
U.UU 


Public Buildings 


ADA Compliance 


o^r\ no 
£,^DU uy 


16,170 00 


9,934 02 


O.'KjO U/ 


o,4ob U/ 


00 


School Dept 


Handicap Van 


'^'^ 1 1 R nn 

J J, 1 1 u uu 


00 


33,116 00 


n nn 

u uu 


n nn 
u uu 


n nn 
u uu 


School Dept 


WoburnSt Roof 


00 


35,000 00 


27,815 00 


7,185 00 


7,185 00 


00 


School Dept 


Fire Alarm Upgrade 


000 


52 500 00 


13 741 94 


38,758 06 


38,758 06 


00 


Capital Outlay Subtotal 


98,037 46 


275,973 00 


316,390 15 


57,620 31 


57 690 "^1 


00 


WARRANT ARTICLES 
















Memorial DayA/eterans Day 


2.959 08 


5,00000 


7,959 08 


00 


000 


000 


Lease Quarters-Marines, VFW, Legion 


00 


2.250 00 


1,500 00 


750 00 


00 


750 00 


Street Acceptance 




00 


300 00 


00 


30000 


00 


300 00 


Senior Tax Rebate Program 


8,000 00 


10.000 00 


12.102 50 


5.897 50 


5.897 50 


00 


Environmental Impact Study 


000 


84,400 00 


40.275 12 


44.124 88 


44,124 88 


000 


Sewer Master Plan 




00 


35,000 00 


00 


35.000 00 


35,000 00 


0,00 


Master Plan Study 




00 


30.000 00 


00 


30.000 00 


30.000 00 


00 


Silver Lake Pro)ect 




000 


00 


000 


000 


00 


000 


Warrant Articles Subtotal 


10,959 08 


166.95000 


61.836 70 


116.072 38 


115.022.38 


1,05000 


TOTAL 




1,049,233 09 


40.378.790 90 


39,066,355 84 


2.178.065 66 


1.916,392 82 


445.27533 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 

WATER DEPARTMENT 
ANALYSIS OF CHANGES IN FUND BALANCES 
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1998 





ACTUAL FISCAL 


ACTUAL FISCAL 


ACTUAL FISCAL 


ACTUAL FISCAL 


KbVbNUho. 




1QQR 


1007 


1998 


WATER RECEIVABLES RATES 


2,681,111.81 


3,046,538 95 


2,837,206.10 


2,678,239.24 


WATER RECEIVABLES SERVICES 


8,981.94 


10,499.00 


15,382.35 


14,168.30 


WATER RECEIVABLES INDUSTRIAL 


31,339.80 


2,471.89 


34,577.50 


11,556.95 


WATFR RFCFIVABLES CONNECTIONS 


113,508.00 


99,768.80 


91,302.00 


81,777.10 


\A/ATCR RPrPI\/ARI F<i FIRF PRDT 


30 913 29 


33 613 66 


'^7 1Q4 fin 


•JQ fiCR 7,0. 


WATER RECEIVABLES CROSS CONN. 


41,614.60 


31,633.50 


24,835.00 


22,575.00 


WATER LIENS 


118,204.82 


101,204.43 


104,422.01 


132,336.53 


SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS 


3,730.53 


4,170.14 


1,949.47 


1,630.54 


CAPITAL PROJECT CLOSEOUTS 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


MISCELLANEOUS 


16,574.31 


21,831.38 


28.654.15 


16,763.56 


REIMBURSEMENTS 


1o,/UD.z4 


U.UU 


U.UU 




THTAI RC\/CMI IC 
1 U 1 AL KtVClNUt. 


nfi4 fiR4 "U 






O.UOU.OOH.OO 


OPERATING COSTS 


1,390,448.96 


1.686,595.00 


1,624,124.40 


1,701,815.59 


TOTAL OPERATING COSTS; 


1,390,448.96 


1.686,595.26 


1,624,124.40 


1,701,815.59 


EXCESS REVENUES OVER OPERATING COSTS 


1,674,235.38 


1,665,136.49 


1,551,398 78 


1,348,549.29 


TRANSFERS TO GENERAL FUND FOR 










DEBT SERVICE, EMPLOYEES BENEFITS 










AND ALLOCATED CHARGES 


1,439,550.00 


1,290,489.00 


1,234,668.00 


650,693.00 


EXCESS OF EXPENDITURES AND 










TRANSFERS OVER REVENUES 


234,685.38 


374,647.49 


316,730.78 


697,856.29 


TOTAL FUND BALANCE - BEGINNING 


309,999.70 


544,685 08 


919,332 57 


1,236,063 35 


TOTAL FUND BALANCE - ENDING 


544,685.08 


919,332.57 


1,236,063.35 


1,933,919.64 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
SCHEDULE OF LONG TERM DEBT 
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1998 





YEAR 


YEAR 




PRINCIPAL 


OUTSTANDING 


BOND 


OUTSTANDING 


DESCRIPTION 


ISSUE 




RATF 


AMDI IMT 

MIVIWUIN 1 


II IMF 1007 
JUINC OU, IDS/ 


r\L 1 IKtlVltiN 1 O 


II IMC "Jn iOQO 


INSIDE DEBT LIMIT 
















Sewer Bonds 


07-77 


07-98 


5 


1,865,000 


80,000 


80,000 





Street Bonds 


11-90 


11-98 


6.8-6.85 


110,000 


20,000 


10,000 


10,000 


Remodeling 


11-90 


11-98 


6.85 


420,000 


100,000 


50,000 


50,000 


Sewer - Main Street 


11-90 


11-98 


6.8-6.85 


745,000 


295,000 


75,000 


220,000 


School Boilers 


11-90 


11-99 


6.8-6.85 


852,500 


280,000 


95,000 


185,000 


Sewer-MWRA Loan 


06-95 


05-00 





138,000 


62.100 


20,700 


41,400 


Dept. Equipment-Fire 


06-95 


06-00 


5 


230,000 


135,000 


45,000 


90,000 


Judgement Loan Act 


08-96 


08-02 


4.9 


1,125,000 


1,125,000 


225,000 


900,000 


TOTAL INSIDE DEBT LIMIT 






5,485,500 


2,097,100 


600,700 


1,496,400 


OUTSIDE DEBT LIMIT 
















Water Plant 


07-79 


07-98 


5.25 


2,735,000 


150,000 


150,000 





Water Standpipe 


11-90 


11-00 


6.8-8.85 


1,425,000 


580,000 


145,000 


435,000 


TOTAL OUTSIDE DEBT 


LIMIT 






4,160,000 


730,000 


295,000 


435,000 


TOTAL DEBT 








9,645,500 


2,827,100 


895,700 


1,931,400 



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Boards, Committees & Commissions 
Meeting Dates & Times 



Board, Committee, Commission 




Date 


Room 


Building 




Time 


APPEALS, BOARD OF 




3^ Monday 


9 


Town Hall 


7 : 


00 


P- 


m. 


ARTS, COUNCIL FOR THE 


2KD 


Wednesday 




Arts Center 


7 : 


00 


P- 


m . 


ASSESSORS, BOARD OF 


2ND 


Thursday 


2 


Town Hall 


9 : 


00 


a . 


m , 


CABLE T. V. ADVISORY 


As 


Needed 




Town Hall 










CARTER LECTURE FUND 


As 


Needed 














CEMETERY COMMISSIONERS 


As 


Needed 




Town Hall 










CONSERVATION COMMISSION 


1" 


& 3"^ Wednesday 


9 


Town Hall 


7 ; 


; 00 


P- 


m 


DISABILITIES, WILMINGTON COMM. 


Monthly 




Town Hall 










ELDERLY SERVICES COMMISSION 


^RD 


Tuesday 




Sr. Center 


1 ; 


:30 


P- 


m 


FINANCE COMMITTEE 


2ND 


Tuesday 


9 


Town Hall 


7 : 


: 00 


P- 


m 


HEALTH, BOARD OF 


1" 


& 3"^ Tuesday 


9 


Town Hall 


5 ; 


; 15 


P- 


m 


HISTORICAL COMMISSION 


2ND 


Monday 




Harnden Tavern 


7 ; 


; 30 


P- 


m 


HOUSING AUTHORITY 




Tuesday 




Deming Way 


2 : 


; 30 


P- 


. m 


HOUSING PARTNERSHIP 


2ND 


Wednesday 


9 


Town Hall 


6 : 


; 00 


P- 


, m 


LIBRARY TRUSTEES 




Tuesday 




Library 


7 


: 30 


p. 


, m 


PERMANENT BUILDING COMMITTEE 


Monthly 




Town Hall 


7 


: 00 


p. 


. m 


PLANNING BOARD 




& 3'^ Tuesday 


9 


Town Hall 


7 


:30 


p. 


. m 


RECREATION COMMISSION 


^ST 


Thursday 


8 


Town Hall 


7 


: 00 


P' 


. m 


REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY 


2RD 


Thursday 




Chamber Office 


7 


: 00 


P' 


. m 


REG. VOC./TECH. SCHOOL COMM. 




or 2'" Wednesday 




Shaw. Tech. 


7 


: 30 


P- 


. m 


REGISTRARS, BOARD OF 


2ND 


Monday 


12 


Town Hall 


7 


: 00 


P' 


. m 


SCHOOL COMMITTEE 


2ND 


& 4™ Wednesday 


9 


Town Hall 


7 


: 00 


P' 


. m 


SELECTMEN, BOARD OF 


2ND 


& 4™ Monday 


9 


Town Hall 


7 


: 00 


P 


. m 


TOWN FOREST COMMITTEE 


As 


Needed 














WATER & SEWER COMMISSION 


Monthly 


9 


Town Hall 


5 


: 30 


P 


. m 



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Department Phone Directory 



Department 

Accountant 
Animal Control 

Arts Center 
Assessor 

Board of Selectmen Office 
Building Inspector 
Cemetery Department 
Collector of Taxes 
Credit Union 

Department of Public Works 
Elderly Services 
Engineer 

Financial Director 
Fire Department 

Fire Prevention 
Health, Board of 
Housing Authority 
Library 

Nurse 

Planning/ Conservation 
Plumbing Inspector 
Police Department 



Public Buildings Department 
Recreation Department 
School Department 
Town Clerk 
Tovm Manager 

Treasurer 
Tree Department 
Veteran's Agent 
Water Department 
Water Pumping Station 



Telephone Number 

694-2029 

658-5071 (Complaints) 
658-7845 (Missing/Adoption) 

657- 3887 

658- 3675 
658-3311 
658-4531 
658-3901 
658-3531 
658-5394 
658-4481 

657- 7595 

658- 4499 
658-3531 

658-3346 (Business Phone) 

9-1-1 (EMERGENCY) 
694-2006 
658-4298 
658-8531 
658-2967 

657- 4625 (TDD) 

658- 4298 
658-8238 
658-3223 
658-5071 

9-1-1 (EMERGENCY) 

657- 8368 (TDD) 

658- 3017 
658-4270 
694-6000 
658-2030 
658-3311 
694-1417 (TDD) 
658-3531 
658-2809 
694-2040 
658-3116 
658-4711 



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